Symposium 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.