“MXene-polymer composite” paper published on PNAS

The paper of “Flexible and conductive MXene films and nanocomposites with high capacitance”, by Chang E. Ren, Meng-qiang Zhao and our former group members Zheng Ling and James Giammarco, is on publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This paper is the first ever report on composites based on MXenes- the new class of two-dimensional materials that we have been exploring with Prof. Barsoum’s group since 2011. This kind of composite films has an amazing combination of electrical, mechanical and electrochemical properties, and can challenge graphene-based or composite films/papers.

The paper can be found here.


Movie related to flexibility of the Mxene film is free to access via this link.


Drexel university presee release can be found here.


Media coverage on our PNAS paper:

1- http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=38050.php

2- http://nauka24news.ru/?p=4821

3- http://www.newsxz.com/science/bendingbut-not-breakingin-search-of-new-materials-h59776.html

4- http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-11/du-b-n111114.php

5- http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=50442

“MXene-polymer composite” paper published on PNAS