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2D Metal Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes)

Structure, Properties and Applications

  • Babak Anasori
  • Yury Gogotsi


  • Covers all the available known aspects and applications of MXenes in a single source

  • Describes the processing and outstanding performance of MXenes in many applications

  • Edited by pioneers in the field, with chapters written by leading researchers throughout the world


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Synthesis, Compositions and Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Michel W. Barsoum, Per Eklund
      Pages 15-35
    3. Johanna Rosen, Martin Dahlqvist, Quanzheng Tao, Lars Hultman
      Pages 37-52
    4. Xian-Hu Zha, Jie Zhou, Per Eklund, Xiaojing Bai, Shiyu Du, Qing Huang
      Pages 53-68
    5. Kathleen Maleski, Mohamed Alhabeb
      Pages 69-87
    6. Chuan Xu, Long Chen, Zhibo Liu, Hui-Ming Cheng, Wencai Ren
      Pages 89-109
    7. Xiahan Sang, Michael Naguib, Mohamed Alhabeb, Raymond R. Unocic
      Pages 111-123
    8. Per O. Å. Persson
      Pages 125-136
    9. Roghayyeh Lotfi, Dundar E. Yilmaz, Lukas Vlcek, Adri van Duin
      Pages 137-157
  4. Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Michael Ghidiu, Michael Naguib, Michel W. Barsoum
      Pages 161-175
    3. Armin VahidMohammadi, Emre Kayali, Jafar Orangi, Majid Beidaghi
      Pages 177-195
    4. Guo-Ming Weng, Marina Mariano, Jason Lipton, André D. Taylor
      Pages 197-219
    5. Muhammad Boota
      Pages 221-251
  5. Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Mohammad Khazaei, Ahmad Ranjbar, Yunye Liang, Seiji Yunoki
      Pages 255-289
    3. Nathan C. Frey, Christopher C. Price, Arkamita Bandyopadhyay, Hemant Kumar, Vivek B. Shenoy
      Pages 291-300

About this book


This book describes the rapidly expanding field of two-dimensional (2D) transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes). It covers fundamental knowledge on synthesis, structure, and properties of these new materials, and a description of their processing, scale-up and emerging applications. The ways in which the quickly expanding family of MXenes can outperform other novel nanomaterials in a variety of applications, spanning from energy storage and conversion to electronics; from water science to transportation; and in defense and medical applications, are discussed in detail. 


2D Materials Tuning Properties Artificial Materials MXenes Nanomaterials Electrocatalysts Graphene Energy Storage Emerging applications Nanomaterial characterizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Babak Anasori
    • 1
  • Yury Gogotsi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Energy EngineeringPurdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)IndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and Engineering and A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials InstituteDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

About the editors

Dr. Babak Anasori is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at Purdue School of Engineering & Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Dr. Yury Gogotsi is the Charles t. and Ruth M. Bach and Distinguished University Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Drexel University.

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