Application Note: In-Situ Monitoring of Metal-Organic Framework Assembly by SPR
4 March 2013

This application note demonstrates that the SPR Navi 200 is a powerful instrument for monitoring in situ build-up and the optical properties of metal organic framework (MOF) assemblies. The optical characterization, i.e. complex refractive index determination, of the same MOF assembly both in air as well as in ethanol was enabled because of the wide angular range of the SPR Navi 200 instrument. The optical thickness of the MOF assembly as a function of layer number was modeled by utilizing the complete SPR curve output from the SPR Navi 200 instrument. This shows that the instrument is very well suited for any nanoscale materials science research.