Functional Metal-organic Frameworks

The last five years have witnessed a huge breakthrough in the creation and study of the properties of a new class of compounds known as metamaterials. The next stage of this technological revolution will be the development of active, controllable, and non-linear metamaterials, surpassing natural media as platforms for optical data processing and quantum information applications. However, scientists are constantly bombarded with the need to find new methods that can ensure the formation of quantum and non-linear metamaterials with higher resolution.

One such method of producing metamaterials in the future, which will provide scalability and availability, is chemical synthesis. Meanwhile, the chemical synthesis of organized 3D structures with a period of a few nanometers and a size of up to a few millimeters is not an easy task and is yet to be resolved. The most promising avenue seems to be the use of highly porous structures based on metal-organic frameworks that have demonstrated their unique properties in the field of non-linear optics (NLO) over the past three years. Thus, the main focus of our group is to examine new optically-active MOFs as chemically obtained metamaterials.