Thermal Conductivity of ZIF-8 Thin-Film under Ambient Gas Pressure

Boya Cui, Cornelius O. Audu, Yijun Liao, Sonbinh T. Nguyen, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T Hupp, Matthew Grayson

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Thermal conductivity is a crucial parameter for managing exothermal gas adsorption in metal organic frameworks (MOFs), but experimental studies have been limited. In this work, the thermal conductivity of a zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-8 was experimentally determined on thin films using the 3ω technique at different partial pressures in perfluorohexane, nitrogen, air, and vacuum ambients at 300 K. In contrast to theoretical prediction, the thermal conductivity κ = 0.326 ± 0.002 W/m K was approximately independent of ambient gas species and pressure from atmospheric pressure to vacuum. This work introduces a useful approach for probing MOF thermal conductivity under gas adsorption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28139-28143
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - Aug 30 2017


  • gas storage
  • metal organic framework
  • thermal conductivity
  • thin film
  • zeolitic imidazolate framework
  • ZIF-8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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    Cui, B., Audu, C. O., Liao, Y., Nguyen, S. T., Farha, O. K., Hupp, J. T., & Grayson, M. (2017). Thermal Conductivity of ZIF-8 Thin-Film under Ambient Gas Pressure. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(34), 28139-28143.