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Scientists explore new atomic frontiers

Studying atom-thick layers of MXenes leads to new discoveries Metal Tech News – October 5, 2022

 

Last updated 10/4/2022 at 2:30pm

Graphic showing 2D MXenes and some of their potential applications.

Drexel University

MXenes could be used in energy storage, electronics, 5G networks, biomedicine, sensors, and other applications.

Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia have succeeded in using a new method of analysis to peel back the atomic layers of two-dimensional metallic compounds known as MXenes (pronounced max-eens), opening the door to development of a wide range of new materials.

Two-dimensional materials are substances with a thickness of a few nanometers or less. Electrons in these materials are free...



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