Natu, Varun Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Barsoum, Michel W. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Last reviewed:June 2019
- MXenes structures
- Crystal structure
- Surface terminations
- MXenes morphologies
- Delamination of MXene multilayers
- MXene developments
- Hydration and colloidal behavior of MXenes
- Electronic properties
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
A new family of two-dimensional (2D) materials synthesized by selectively etching the A layers from the parent layered MAX phases. MAX phases have a general formula Mn + 1AXn, where M is a transition metal, A is mostly a Group 13 or 14 element, X is carbon and/or nitrogen, and n = 1, 2, or 3 (Fig. 1). The -ene suffix is added to emphasize their 2D nature, as for graphene. See also: Graphene; Periodic table; Transition elements
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