25th Anniversary Article: MXenes: A New Family of Two‐Dimensional Materials

@article{Naguib201425thAA,
  title={25th Anniversary Article: MXenes: A New Family of Two‐Dimensional Materials},
  author={Michael Naguib and Vadym N. Mochalin and Michel W. Barsoum and Yury Gogotsi},
  journal={Advanced Materials},
  year={2014},
  volume={26}
}
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 Ti2AlC, Ti3AlC2, and Ta4AlC3. MXenes combine the metallic conductivity of transition metal carbides with the hydrophilic nature of their hydroxyl or oxygen terminated… 

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