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Study Data from Drexel University Update Knowledge of Advanced Materials

May 13, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Advanced Materials. According to news reporting originating in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Recently a new, large family of two-dimensional (2D) early transition metal carbides and carbonitrides, called MXenes, was discovered. MXenes are produced by selective etching of the A element from the MAX phases, which are metallically conductive, layered solids connected by strong metallic, ionic, and covalent bonds, such as Ti2 AlC, Ti3 AlC2 , and Ta4 AlC3."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Drexel University, "MXenes -combine the metallic conductivity of transition metal carbides with the hydrophilic nature of their hydroxyl or oxygen terminated surfaces. In essence, they behave as 'conductive clays'. This article reviews progress-both -experimental and theoretical-on their synthesis, structure, properties, intercalation, delamination, and potential applications. MXenes are expected to be good candidates for a host of applications. They have already shown promising performance in electrochemical energy storage systems."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "A detailed outlook for future research on MXenes is also presented."

For more information on this research see: 25th anniversary article: MXenes: a new family of two-dimensional materials. Advanced Materials, 2014;26(7):992-1005. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Advanced Materials -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Naguib, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering and AJ Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States. Additional authors for this research include V.N. Mochalin, M.W. Barsoum and Y. Gogotsi.

Keywords for this news article include: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Advanced Materials, North and Central America.

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