Sacrificial nano-sized carbon-based scaffolds for MAX phase to MXene-based technologies

Kirill Sobolev, Yevgeny Rakita

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Here, we discuss a recent critical advancement made by Shao et al.1 demonstrating a successful synthesis of nano-structured MAX phases from carbon nanotubes and graphene aerogels as sacrificial scaffolds. Their efficient approach provides a possibility for tunable and controlled morphology, size, and composition of the MAX phase. Consequently, the formation of MXenes from that MAX happens in record times with high yield and a potential for a narrow flake-size distribution. Their work provides an avenue toward a realistic integration of MXenes in large-scale advanced research and technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2597-2599
Number of pages3
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2 Aug 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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