Nanomaterials Group

MATERIAL WITNESSES — RESEARCHERS AROUND THE WORLD ARE DELVING INTO DREXEL’S 2D MXENE

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 Materialssuggests that even more should take up the pursuit.

Read the full press release here.

Scientists Boost Performance of Emerging Nanomaterial

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 Materials2 (12) 1600255 (2016)

New Paper Published in ACS Nano

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)    

New Publication in ECS Journal of Solid State and Technology

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) M3103-M3108 (2017)

ISI Hot Paper and Highly Cited Paper (Top 0.1%)

Congratulations to Babak Anasori and his co-authors on having their papers listed as both “Hot Paper” and “Highly Cited Paper” on ISI. This paper is on discovery and properties of 2D ordered double-transition metal carbides, which was published in ACSNano and was selected both as the cover and Editors’ Choice article by ACS.

Highly Cited Paper

Our paper titled, “Kinetics of aluminum extraction from Ti3AlC2 in hydrofluoric acid” published in 2013 in Materials Chemistry and Physics has once again been listed as one of the five most cited articles in this journal. Congratulations to all of our authors!