The metal-organic framework, MFU-4, possessing small cavities and apertures, is exploited for quantum sieving of hydrogen isotopes. Quantum mechanically, a molecule confined in a small cavity shows an increase in effective size depending on the particle mass, which leads to a faster deuterium adsorption from a H2/D2 isotope mixture.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering