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Structure Determination of Nanocrystalline MOFs Using Electron Diffraction

MOFs make a real impact

From cancer research to carbon capture, novel materials can change the course of research for humanity.

However, they pose some challenges due to their composition and we tested how our electron diffractometer ELDICO ED-1 is up for the task. Read our application note and discover:

What is the inherent research challenge of metal organic frameworks 

How an innovative experimental set-up with a dedicated electron diffractometer can help 

Details on proper sample handling and data processing for nanocrystalline MOFs


ELDICO Scientific AG (The Electron Diffraction Company) is a Swiss technology and service company founded in 2019 and based in the Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), a world-leading research institute for natural sciences and engineering. ELDICO develops, manufactures and commercializes electron diffractometers , i.e. novel analytical instruments for electron based crystallography, enabling to investigate nano-crystalline samples. ELDICO will launch the first instrument specifically designed for nano-crystallographic investigations. Proof-of-concept was achieved in 2018 (ETH Zurich, C-CINA Basel) as part of a Nano-Argovia project of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI). It was published in 2018 and awarded Top 5 "Breakthrough of the Year 2018" by the leading science magazine SCIENCE. In 2020 among other public recognitions on Swiss and EU level, ELDICO took 2nd place in the prestigious Pioneer Prize awarded by Technopark Zurich and the Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB). ELDICO’s clients are industrial and academic researchers in large and fast growing industries such as the pharmaceutical industry, the electromobility, and the advanced materials / MOF sector. The company partners with leading engineering companies and component suppliers among Dectris and Excillum to deliver superior performance.