Volume 2 Issue 2 February 2017

Volume 2 Issue 2

More than twenty 2D carbides, nitrides and carbonitrides of transition metals (MXenes) have been synthesized and studied, and dozens more predicted to exist. Highly electrically conductive MXenes show promise in electrical energy storage, electromagnetic interference shielding, electrocatalysis, plasmonics and other applications.

See Babak Anasori et al. 2, 16098 (2017).

Babak Anasori & Yury Gogotsi

Research Highlights

Reviews

  • Review Article |

    Strain engineering can be used to control the properties of thin-film ferroelectric materials, which are promising for electronic, thermal, photovoltaic and transduction applications. This Review addresses fundamental aspects, novel ways to control materials properties and the development of new ferroelectric-based devices.

    • Lane W. Martin
    •  & Andrew M. Rappe
  • Review Article |

    Recent works in boiling and condensation have achieved unprecedented performance and revealed new mechanistic insights that will aid in material design. In this Review, we focus on nanoengineered materials, with emphasis on further improving the heat-transfer performance and long-term robustness.

    • H. Jeremy Cho
    • , Daniel J. Preston
    • , Yangying Zhu
    •  & Evelyn N. Wang
  • Review Article |

    Understanding the dynamics and architecture of the nervous system requires tools for recording and modulating the activity of billions of neurons. This Review explores the history of neural engineering and the materials innovation at the interface between neural tissue and synthetic sensors.

    • Ritchie Chen
    • , Andres Canales
    •  & Polina Anikeeva
  • Review Article |

    More than twenty 2D carbides, nitrides and carbonitrides of transition metals (MXenes) have been synthesized and studied, and dozens more predicted to exist. Highly electrically conductive MXenes show promise in electrical energy storage, electromagnetic interference shielding, electrocatalysis, plasmonics and other applications.

    • Babak Anasori
    • , Maria R. Lukatskaya
    •  & Yury Gogotsi