Category Archives: News

Any and all DNI-related news. Any post that is NOT intended for use on the front page should be assigned to this category or it will not show up in the post list.

MRS Meeting Scene

Read a brief interview with Prof. Yury Gogotsi, featured in the MRS Meeting Scene.  Click here to read the full interview.

1st place winner in Science as Art competition

Congratulations to Dr. Babak Anasori and undergraduate student Leah Clark on their 1st place in the MRS Science as Art competition.

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Africa Energy Materials Conference

Prof. Yury Gogotsi delivered a plenary lecture at the 1st Africa Energy Materials Conference.  View the full list of upcoming conference presentations here.

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Perspective Article on MXenes

Congratulations to our colleague, Prof. Patrice Simon, on his new Perspective article on MXenes, featured in the March issue of ACS Nano:
Jianmin Luo, Wenkui Zhang, Huadong Yuan, Chengbin Jin, Liyuan Zhang, Hui Huang, Chu Liang, Yang Xia, Jun Zhang, Yongping Gan, and Xinyong Tao
Publication Date (Web): Dec 21, 2016
pp. 2459–2469

ACS Nano

Our work published in ACS Nano has been featured in a story posted to the ORNL website (https://www.ornl.gov/news/two-dimensional-mxene-materials-get-their-close), EurekAlert!, AAAS’s site for science journalists (https://www.eurekalert.org/features/doe/2017-03/drnl-tmm031417.phpand its DOE portalhttps://www.eurekalert.org/doe/), and Newswise for general assignment reporters (http://www.newswise.com/articles/two-dimensional-mxene-materials-get-their-close-upand its DOE portalhttp://www.newswise.com/doescience/) It. has been picked up by various media. 
 
Mohamed Alhabeb, Katie Van Aken and our alum Michael Naguib are prominently featured in the article. Congratulations!

MRS Grassroots Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Babak Anasori on having his Grassroots Grant Proposal to the Materials Research Society Foundation selected for funding.

Prof. Gogotsi is Elected to Chair Gordon Research Conference of Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology

Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi who has been elected to Chair the 2018 Gordon Research Conference of Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology.

MATERIAL WITNESSES — RESEARCHERS AROUND THE WORLD ARE DELVING INTO DREXEL’S 2D MXENE

It’s been just over five years since researchers in Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering reported on a new, two-dimensional material composed of titanium and carbon atoms. Their creation, dubbed MXene, which is, cleverly, both chemical shorthand for the material and a homonym of Maxine, is now the focus of research at dozens of partner institutions from countries spanning every continent but Antarctica. And a feature story, on the cover of the latest edition of Nature Reviews Materialssuggests that even more should take up the pursuit.

Read the full press release here.

Nature Reviews Materials

Our review article has been included in the February issue of Nature Reviews Materials and Babak’s colored SEM Image of oxidized MXene is on the cover: http://www.nature.com/natrevmats/volumes/2/issues/2

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New Paper Published in ACS Nano

A new collaborative paper has been published in ACS Nano.  This work opens the road to synthesis of 2D and ultra-thin nitrides of transition metals. Synthesis of nitrides from MAX phases has been difficult. In the attached paper, we propose an alternative route to producing  nanometer-thin nitride sheets in large quantities:
 
X. Xiao, H. Yu, H. Jin, M. Wu, Y. Fang, J. Sun, Z. Hu, T. Li, J. Wu, L. Huang, Y. Gogotsi, J. Zhou, Salt-templated Synthesis of 2D Metallic MoN and Other Nitrides, ACS Nano, (2017)