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Recent advances in MXenes: From fundamentals to applications

Khazaei, Mohammad and Mishra, Avanish and Venkataramanan, Natarajan S and Singh, Abhishek K and Yunoki, Seiji (2019) Recent advances in MXenes: From fundamentals to applications. In: CURRENT OPINION IN SOLID STATE & MATERIALS SCIENCE, 23 (3). pp. 164-178.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cossms.2019.01.002


The family of MAX phases and their derivative MXenes are continuously growing in terms of both crystalline and composition varieties. In the last couple of years, several breakthroughs have been achieved that boosted the synthesis of novel MAX phases with ordered double transition metals and, consequently, the synthesis of novel MXenes with a higher chemical diversity and structural complexity, rarely seen in other families of two-dimensional (2D) materials. Considering the various elemental composition possibilities, surface functional tun ability, various magnetic orders, and large spin orbit coupling, MXenes can truly be considered as multifunctional materials that can be used to realize highly correlated phenomena. In addition, owing to their large surface area, hydrophilicity, adsorption ability, and high surface reactivity, MXenes have attracted attention for many applications, e.g., catalysts, ion batteries, gas storage media, and sensors. Given the fast progress of MXene-based science and technology, it is timely to update our current knowledge on various properties and possible applications. Since many theoretical predictions remain to be experimentally proven, here we mainly emphasize the physics and chemistry that can be observed in MXenes and discuss how these properties can be tuned or used for different applications.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright for this article belongs to PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Keywords: MAX phase; MXene; Exfoliation
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 07:44
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 07:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/63660

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