It’s been just over five years since researchers in Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering reported on a new, two-dimensional material composed of titanium and carbon atoms. Their creation, dubbed MXene, which is, cleverly, both chemical shorthand for the material and a homonym of Maxine, is now the focus of research at dozens of partner institutions from countries spanning every continent but Antarctica. And a feature story, on the cover of the latest edition of Nature Reviews Materials, suggests that even more should take up the pursuit.
Read the full press release here.
Our review article has been included in the February issue of Nature Reviews Materials and Babak’s colored SEM Image of oxidized MXene is on the cover: http://www.nature.com/natrevmats/volumes/2/issues/2
Our colleagues from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln produced a press release on our recent joint publication:
A. Lipatov, M. Alhabeb, M. R. Lukatskaya, A. Boson, Y. Gogotsi, A. Sinitskii, Effect of synthesis on quality, electronic properties and environmental stability of individual Ti3C2MXene flakes, Advanced Electronic Materials, 2 (12) 1600255 (2016)
A new collaborative paper has been published in ACS Nano. This work opens the road to synthesis of 2D and ultra-thin nitrides of transition metals. Synthesis of nitrides from MAX phases has been difficult. In the attached paper, we propose an alternative route to producing nanometer-thin nitride sheets in large quantities:
X. Xiao, H. Yu, H. Jin, M. Wu, Y. Fang, J. Sun, Z. Hu, T. Li, J. Wu, L. Huang, Y. Gogotsi, J. Zhou, Salt-templated Synthesis of 2D Metallic MoN and Other Nitrides, ACS Nano, (2017)
Congratulations to Katie, Kathleen, Tyler and James Breslin, our undergraduate co-op student, on publishing an invited paper in the JSS focus issue on Nanocarbons in memory of Harry Kroto, who discovered fullerenes.
K. Van Aken, K. Maleski, T. Mathis, J. Breslin, Y. Gogotsi, Processing of onion-like carbon for electrochemical capacitors, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 6 (6) M3103-M3108 (2017)