14 Dec 2018

MOFs: tackling big problems with new materials

From Nine To Noon, 9:26 am on 14 December 2018

Berkeley Professor of Chemistry and Nobel Prize nominee, Omar Yaghi, talks with Kathryn about solving some of the world's most challenging problems  through the construction of metal-organic frameworks - or MOFS. MOFS are created by a process of crystallisation, and to the naked eye, look like baby powder.

Professor Yaghi uses them to harvest water to be captured from humidity, providing a fresh water source, even in arid environments. Other possibilities include new energy sources, preventing food rotting,  and mitigating climate change.