Contact: Mike Janes
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
Caption: In experiments, Sandia National Laboratories researchers added a molecule known as TCNQ to a metal-organic framework (MOF). This short animation depicts the chain of TCNQ molecules that creates an electrically conducting path through the MOF structure. The turquoise spheres represent carbon atoms, white are hydrogen, blue are nitrogen, red are oxygen and bronze are copper.
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