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Emergent Physics in Metal−Organic Frameworks
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  • Lei Sun,
  • Shaoze Wang,
  • Yingchao Wang,
  • Haozhou Sun
Lei Sun
Westlake University

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Shaoze Wang
Westlake University
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Yingchao Wang
Westlake University
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Haozhou Sun
Westlake University
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Many-body interactions in condensed matter could lead to emergent phenomena spanning superconductivity, ferromagnetism, and exciton condensation, etc. The emergence of these phenomena often requires highly ordered spatial arrangements of the inter-acting species to enforce specific space symmetries and interacting strengths. Metal−organic frameworks (MOFs), crystalline materi-als formed by self-assembly of metal ions and organic ligands, allow precise design of their crystal structures and sophisticated tun-ing of Coulombic interaction or magnetic coupling among lattice sites. Such atomic-level designability combined with high crystallin-ity and versatile types of lattices (e.g. kagome and honeycomb lattices) render MOFs as a great platform to investigate emergent physics. In this Emerging Topic, we summarize recent studies evidencing emergent phenomena in MOFs including strong correla-tions, superconductivity, charge density wave, long-range magnetic order, and quantum spin liquid. We highlight the great potential of MOFs as quantum materials and discuss challenges including growth of high-quality single crystals and in-depth physical charac-terizations to reveal insights into the nature of physical properties of MOFs.
05 Apr 2024Submitted to Chinese Journal of Chemistry
07 Apr 2024Submission Checks Completed
07 Apr 2024Assigned to Editor
07 Apr 2024Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
14 Apr 2024Reviewer(s) Assigned