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Nanoscale Light-Harvesting Metal–Organic Frameworks

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  • Dr. Xuanjun Zhang,

    1. Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, 58183 Linköping (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 13-28-8969
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  • Mohamed Ali Ballem,

    1. Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, 58183 Linköping (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 13-28-8969
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  • Zhang-Jun Hu,

    1. Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, 58183 Linköping (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 13-28-8969
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  • Prof. Dr. Peder Bergman,

    1. Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, 58183 Linköping (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 13-28-8969
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  • Prof. Dr. Kajsa Uvdal

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, 58183 Linköping (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 13-28-8969
    • Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, 58183 Linköping (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 13-28-8969
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  • We acknowledge the support from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) within the Nano-X program (Grant No. SSF [A3 05:204]) and from VINNOVA with the program Innovations for future health, Multifunctional Nanoprobes for Biomedical Visualization DNr: 2008-03011.

Abstract

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Highly crystalline nanoparticles of metal–organic frameworks with efficient light-harvesting properties were prepared by coordination-directed assembly (see picture). Functionalization of the ligands with long alkyl chains effectively stabilizes the nanoparticles and increases crystallinity. Different metal ions and ligands are organized into single nanoparticles and both organic acceptors and lanthanide ions can be co-sensitized within the frameworks.

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