Category Archives: News

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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)    

ISI Hot Paper and Highly Cited Paper (Top 0.1%)

Congratulations to Babak Anasori and his co-authors on having their papers listed as both “Hot Paper” and “Highly Cited Paper” on ISI. This paper is on discovery and properties of 2D ordered double-transition metal carbides, which was published in ACSNano and was selected both as the cover and Editors’ Choice article by ACS.

2016 Fall MRS Meeting

Many Drexel Nanomaterials Institute students and alumni are in attendance at the Fall MRS Meeting in Boston, MA this week.  DNI student, Kathleen Maleski also got the Best Poster nomination from her symposium, as did Dr. Babak Anasori for his symposium.

PhD Candidate Katie Van Aken was awarded the highly competitive MRS Best Poster Award. Congratulations to all!

View the images from the conference below:

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babak-poster

katies-poster

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ISI Highly Cited

Prof. Gogotsi has been included in the list of ISI Highly Cited researchers for the 3rd year in the row: http://hcr.stateofinnovation.thomsonreuters.com
This recognition is based on the number of papers that are within the top 1% in the materials science field. This is clearly the result of excellent work of our extremely productive A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute.

Amanda Recognized for Boren Fellowship

Drexel University students have been very successful in winning the prestigious Boren Fellowship. Our very own PhD student, Amanda Pentecost, is one of them.  Only about 10% out of 250 or so combined Boren scholars and fellows are science/technology/engineering majors. Read the full story here.

NanoArtography Contest

Read about the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials NanoArtography Competition in Drexel’s The Triangle newspaper here.

ISI Hot Papers

Three papers from the DNI are listed as ISI Hot Papers (0.1% of all publications in the field in the past 2 years!).  This indicates the highest rate of citations within the academic field and is the highest recognition for publications from ISI.

Prediction and Characterization of MXene Nanosheet Anodes for Non-Lithium-Ion Batteries Times Cited: 71

Conductive two-dimensional titanium carbide ‘clay’ with high volumetric capacitance Times Cited: 146

Flexible MXene/Carbon Nanotube Composite Paper with High Volumetric Capacitance Times Cited: 63

Drexel researchers create MXenes to fight pollution

Read the latest Triangle story on our MXene research fighting electromagnetic pollution here.