Since their discovery in 2011, MXenes (2D carbides, nitrides and carbonitrides of early transition metals) have developed into one of the largest and most intensively studied families of 2D materials. They offer unique properties and are being explored in a large variety of applications. This book compiles the most important research from a pioneer of the field, Professor Yury Gogotsi, and his interdisciplinary research team, as well as numerous collaborators worldwide. It reports on the discovery and rise of MXenes and describes their synthesis and processing, properties, and incorporation into polymer, ceramic, and metal matrices to produce composites. It also discusses the potential of MXenes for use in energy storage, optics, electronics, and sensing, as well as biomedical, environmental, and electrocatalysis applications. The book will appeal to anyone interested in nanomaterials and their synthesis, properties, and applications.
Yury Gogotsi is distinguished university professor and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach professor of materials science and engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA, and also serves as director of the A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute. He received his MS (1984) and PhD (1986) from the National Technical University of Ukraine (Kyiv Polytechnic) and DSc degree from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in 1995. His research group works on 2D carbides and nitrides (MXenes), nanostructured carbons, and other nanomaterials for energy, water, and biomedical applications. He and his colleagues at Drexel University discovered MXenes in 2011 and his research in the past decade has focused on this large family of 2D materials. Porf. Gogotsi has published more than 700 papers, which have been cited over 160,000 times. He has been recognized as Highly Cited Researcher in Chemistry and Materials Science, and Citations Laureate in Physics by Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Analytics. He has received numerous awards for his research, including a European Carbon Association Award, S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies, Fred MRS Medal and Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanotechnology from the Materials Research Society, International Nanotechnology Prize (RUSNANOPrize), R&D 100 Awards from R&D Magazine and many other distinctions. He has been elected a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, American Association for Advancement of Science, Materials Research Society, American Ceramic Society, Electrochemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, International Society of Electrochemistry, and World Academy of Ceramics. He holds honorary doctorates from several European universities. He has also been an associate editor of ACS Nano and Carbon.