Institute of Functional Interfaces

Electrodeposition of WO3 nanoparticles into surface mounted metal-organic frameworks HKUST-1 thin films

  • chair:

    Yoo, H. / Welle, A. / Guo, W. / Choi, J. / Redel, E. (2016) 

  • place:

    Nanotechnology, 2016 in review (accepted) 


We describe a novel procedure to fabricate WO3@surface-mounted metal–organic framework (SURMOF) hybrid materials by electrodeposition of WO3 nanoparticles into HKUST-1, also termed Cu3(BTC)2 SURMOFs. These materials have been characterized using x-ray diffraction, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy as well as linear sweep voltammetry. The WO3 semiconductor/SURMOF heterostructures were further tested as hybrid electrodes in their performance for hydrogen evolution reaction from water.