2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Symposium Sessions


  • Characterization and Theory (CT)
  • Electronics and Photonics (EL)
  • Energy, Storage and Conversion (EN)
  • Nanoscale and Quantum Materials (NM)
  • Soft Materials and Biomaterials (SM)

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:

  • Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
  • Babak Anasori (Drexel University, USA)
  • Vivek Shenoy (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Masashi Okubo (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Vadym Mochalin (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)
  • Hussam Alshareef (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Michel Barsoum (Drexel University, USA)
  • Jun Fan (City University of Hong Kong, China)
  • 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)
  • Michael Naguib (Tulane University, USA)
  • Ho Seok Park (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Per Persson (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Miladin Radovic (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Bin Xu (Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China)

Symposium Organizers

Majid Beidaghi
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Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Johanna Rosen
Linköping University
Dept. of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM)

Susan B. Sinnott
The Pennsylvania State University
Materials Science and Engineering

Chunyi Zhi
City University of Hong Kong
Materials Science & Engineering

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