2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

In March of this year, MRS leadership made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix for the safety and well-being our members, attendees, staff and the materials community, and to reschedule as much of the program as possible into a special 2020 Joint MRS Spring and Fall Meeting.

This one-time-only joint event will take place in Boston, from Saturday, November 28 through Friday, December 4—expanding by one day to provide programming capacity. The program flow for each symposium is under development and will be announced in early July.

Symposium S.NM10—Synthesis, Properties and Applications of 2D MXenes

Two dimensional (2D) transitional metal carbide, nitrides and carbonitrides, collectively referred to as MXenes, are a large family of materials with remarkable physical and chemical properties. In the past few years, experimental and theoretical studies on various properties of MXenes have revealed their great promise for a wide range of applications including electrochemical energy storage (batteries and supercapacitors), flexible and transparent electronics, sensing applications, water desalination and removal of heavy metals and organic molecules from water, electromagnetic shielding, catalysis, and antibacterial films, to name a few. In addition, many other composition dependent properties of MXenes such as their remarkable thermoelectric, magnetic, and mechanical properties have been theoretically predicted. This symposium aims at being an international forum for discussion of synthesis, properties, and applications of MXenes. All aspects of fundamental experimental and theoretical research related to MXenes including materials discovery and synthesis, characterizations of their electrical, electrochemical, optical, thermal, and mechanical properties, and their assembly and integration into functional devices will be covered in this symposium.

Topics will include:

  • Experimental and theoretical advances in the discovery and synthesis of MXenes
  • Understanding the atomic structure and surface chemistry of MXenes
  • Electrochemical properties of MXenes and their applications in energy storage devices
  • Optical and electronic properties of MXenes
  • Mechanical properties of MXenes
  • Applications of MXenes in sensors
  • Thermal and thermoelectric properties of MXenes
  • Biomedical applications of MXenes
  • Methods for assembly of MXenes into thin films, 3D structures, and heterostructures
  • MXene composites and their applications

Invited Speakers:

  • Hussam Alshareef (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Babak Anasori (Drexel University, USA)
  • Michel Barsoum (Drexel University, USA)
  • Jun Fan (City University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
  • Qing Huang (Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Paul R. Kent (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Chong Min Koo (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Vadym Mochalin (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)
  • Michael Naguib (Tulane University, USA)
  • Masashi Okubo (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Ho Seok Park (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Per Persson (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Miladin Radovic (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Vivek Shenoy (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Bin Xu (Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China)

Symposium Organizers

Majid Beidaghi
Auburn University
Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Johanna Rosen
Linköping University
Dept. of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM)
+46 73 461 3132, johanna.rosen@liu.se

Susan B. Sinnott
The Pennsylvania State University
Materials Science and Engineering
8148633117, sbs5563@psu.edu

Chunyi Zhi
City University of Hong Kong
Materials Science & Engineering
+852-34427891, cy.zhi@cityu.edu.hk