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Ziguang Chen, Gonghua Wang, Zhanping Xu, Hui Li, Alexandre Dhôtel, Xiao Cheng Zeng, Banglin Chen, Jean-Marc Saiter and Li Tan Metal–Organic Frameworks Capable of Healing at Low Temperatures Advanced Materials 25

Version of Record online: 2 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302471

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Filling crystalline gaps with small molecules can drive interfacial healing between anisotropic solids. Sufficient mobility from these fillers allows the process to happen at a low temperature of –56 °C. Mended bulk crystals show modulus leap from 4 to 12 GPa and hardness from 400 to 1000 MPa.

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