Shock wave dissipation by metal organic framework

Xuan Zhou, Yu Run Miao, Kiettipong Banlusan, William L. Shaw, Alejandro H. Strachan, Kenneth S. Suslick, Dana D. Dlott

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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising materials for shock energy dissipation via nanopore collapse and powder compaction. In this work, we measured shock wave energy attenuation by ZIF-8 (a MOF with a zinc-2-methylimidazolate framework) using a tabletop laser-driven flyer-plate apparatus. Aluminum flyer plates 75-um thick were accelerated to speeds up to 2.0 km/s to impact the ZIF-8 film. The pressure of the shock waves that break out from ZIF-8 was measured by photon Doppler velocimetry (PDV). By comparing the shock profile with and without ZIF-8, we deduced the shock pressure attenuated by the ZIF-8 layer. We identified the two-wave structure of shocks in ZIF-8 caused by nanopore collapse. Electron micrographs of recovered shocked ZIF-8 show distinct zones in the shocked material corresponding to shock powder compaction, nanopore collapse and chemical bond destruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationShock Compression of Condensed Matter - 2017
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Conference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter
EditorsMarcus D. Knudson, Eric N. Brown, Ricky Chau, Timothy C. Germann, J. Matthew D. Lane, Jon H. Eggert
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416932
StatePublished - Jul 3 2018
Event20th Biennial American Physical Society Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, SCCM 2017 - St. Louis, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 14 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other20th Biennial American Physical Society Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, SCCM 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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