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.
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.
Congrats to all authors who published and contributed to articles in 2018! Drexel Provost Blake recognized DNI members, Prof. Yury Gogotsi, Dr. Babak Anasori, Dr. Narendra Kurra, Kathleen Maleski, Luisa Gomes, and Mohamed Alhabeb, as 2018 Highly Cited Authors
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!