Two-dimensional transition metal carbides.

@article{Naguib2012TwodimensionalTM,
  title={Two-dimensional transition metal carbides.},
  author={Michael Naguib and Olha Mashtalir and Joshua Carle and Volker Presser and Jun Lu and Lars Hultman and Yury Gogotsi and Michel W. Barsoum},
  journal={ACS nano},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          1322-31
        }
}
Herein we report on the synthesis of two-dimensional transition metal carbides and carbonitrides by immersing select MAX phase powders in hydrofluoric acid, HF. The MAX phases represent a large (>60 members) family of ternary, layered, machinable transition metal carbides, nitrides, and carbonitrides. Herein we present evidence for the exfoliation of the following MAX phases: Ti(2)AlC, Ta(4)AlC(3), (Ti(0.5),Nb(0.5))(2)AlC, (V(0.5),Cr(0.5))(3)AlC(2), and Ti(3)AlCN by the simple immersion of… 

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