Posted on February 17, 2017

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 Materials, suggests that even more should take up…


Nature Reviews Materials

Posted on February 15, 2017

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:

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New Paper Published in ACS Nano

Posted on February 6, 2017

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,…

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

Posted on January 23, 2017

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.

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2016 Fall MRS Meeting

Posted on November 29, 2016

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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ISI Highly Cited

Posted on November 21, 2016

Prof. Gogotsi has been included in the list of ISI Highly Cited researchers for the 3rd year in the row: 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.

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Amanda Recognized for Boren Fellowship

Posted on November 14, 2016

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.

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NanoArtography Contest

Posted on November 7, 2016

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

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The 1st International Conference of Molecular Engineering of Polymers

Posted on October 14, 2016

Prof. Yury Gogotsi presented an invited lecture at the 1st International Conference of Molecular Engineering of Polymers meeting in Shanghai, China.

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ISI Hot Papers

Posted on October 7, 2016

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

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