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
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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