Researchers from Drexel University and Trinity College in Ireland, have created ink for an inkjet printer from a highly conductive type of two-dimensional material called MXene. Recent findings, published in Nature Communications, suggest that the ink can be used to print flexible energy storage components, such as supercapacitors, in any size or shape.
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Nanomaterials students presented their research at the 2019 Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference.
It is pleasure to host at Drexel colleagues from the Institute for Mechanics of Materials, University of Latvia, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania.
Our partners in the Nano2Day project http://nano2day.eu funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant work with the Nanomaterials Group on targeting development of multifunctional polymer composites doped with novel 2D nanoparticles for advanced applications.
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Drexel University and their partners have discovered a way to improve the energy density of promising energy-storage materials, conductive two-dimensional ceramics called MXenes. The findings are published in Nature Energy.
Today’s batteries, which rely on charge stored in the bulk of their electrodes, offer high energy-storage capacity, but slow charging speeds limit their application in consumer electronics and electric vehicles. Tomorrow’s energy-storage mainstays may be electrochemical capacitors, known as supercapacitors, which store charge at the surface of their electrode material for fast charging and discharging. However, at present supercapacitors lack the charge-storage capacity, or energy density, of batteries.
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Our alumni have one success after another.
Alumna Adriana Navarro Suarez was awarded the Marie Curie Fellowship at Imperial College, one of the most prestigious fellowships in the world.
Just as impressive, alumna Kelsey Hatzell has been awarded NSF CAREER grant. This came through after just 2 years at Vanderbilt.
Congratulations to all of our successful alumni!
The University-wide MXene symposium held this week was a standout success with 70 registered attendees, 16 oral presentations, and 12 posters. We look forward to building and continuing collaborations at Drexel!
PhD students Asia Sarycheva, Adam Goad, and Mark Anayee help with demonstrations for the 2019 Philly Materials Day as part of the Drexel Materials Research Society student chapter.
Controlling What Goes on ‘Between the Sheets’ is Key to Optimizing MXenes’ Abilities
Read the full paper, published in Nature Communications, detailing the changes in surface chemistry and electronic properties of Ti3C2, Ti3CN, and Mo2TiC2 here: https://www-nature-com/articles/s41467-018-08169-8
The opening reception for the newly installed NanoArtography exhibit was a big hit! The event and exhibit were organized by Babak Anasori in partnership with the A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute. The images mostly originated from submissions to the NanoArtography competition established by Babak in 2016. The exhibit will be available from now until March 15th in the 3rd floor of Drexel main building. Photo credit goes to Kanit!
Addressing the Elephant in the Circuit — Finally, a Shrinkable Alternative for Capacitors
Read the full paper in Joule detailing MXene/Polymer hybrid materials for flexible AC-filtering electrochemical capacitors here.