NM04: Atomically Thin, Layered and 2D Non-Carbon Materials and Systems
NM04: Atomically Thin, Layered and 2D Non-Carbon Materials and Systems

NM04: Atomically Thin, Layered and 2D Non-Carbon Materials and Systems

Prashant Kumar, University of Minnesota

Growth Stages of Directly Synthesized Zeolite Nanosheet

Written by Natalie Briggs

Zeolites are porous materials composed of oxygen and silicon or aluminum, which can be used to filter or separate chemicals and select for individual molecules. However, realization of zeolite materials for further materials studies and development have relied on exfoliation of bulk crystals which can lead to coupling of the zeolite nanosheets and can harm the performance of these materials for separation uses. Researchers at the University of Minnesota are working to develop methods of synthesizing MFI-type zeolite nanosheets on larger areas, and with larger yield. The approach involves the synthesis of a seed crystal realized through a solution-based method. The seed crystal is shown to generate 5-nm-thick nanosheets after growing to roughly 100 nm in length, and resulting nanosheets are shown to have lateral dimensions on the micron scale.

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