NMG News

ASM Liberty Bell Poster Award

ASM Liberty Bell Poster Award

Congratulations to PhD student, Tyler Mathis, and his co-aurthors, Katie, Kathleen and James Breslin, on winning the 2nd place in the ASM Liberty Bell section poster competition.  He presented a poster titled: “Effects of processing on the capacitive performance of onion-like carbon”.

Interaction of Polar and Nonpolar Polyfluorenes with Layers of Two-Dimensional Titanium Carbide (MXene): Intercalation and Pseudocapacitance

PhD Candidate, Muhammad Boota’s paper is among the most read articles in Chemistry of Materials in the past month. Congratulations to Boota and his co-authors!
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Publication Date (Web): February 27, 2017 (Article)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03933

ACS Nano

Our work published in ACS Nano has been featured in a story posted to the ORNL website (https://www.ornl.gov/news/two-dimensional-mxene-materials-get-their-close), EurekAlert!, AAAS’s site for science journalists (https://www.eurekalert.org/features/doe/2017-03/drnl-tmm031417.phpand its DOE portalhttps://www.eurekalert.org/doe/), and Newswise for general assignment reporters (http://www.newswise.com/articles/two-dimensional-mxene-materials-get-their-close-upand its DOE portalhttp://www.newswise.com/doescience/) It. has been picked up by various media. 
Mohamed Alhabeb, Katie Van Aken and our alum Michael Naguib are prominently featured in the article. Congratulations!


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)