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Spray-on antenna is game-changer for future of Internet of Things

By Faye Oney / October 5, 2018

Researchers have created antennas out of MXene materials that can be sprayed on to a flexible surface. The spray-on antennas can be used in the next generation of the Internet of Things, especially wearables.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / October 3, 2018

Spray-on antennas from MXenes, fabricating low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 3, 2018.

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Novel MXene–ZnO composites made with cold sintering process

By Eileen De Guire / July 31, 2018

A new paper reports success making nanocomposites with wildly dissimilar materials by the cold sintering process. Each constituent brings functional properties, and the composite’s properties are better than either constituent alone.

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More MXenes coming? New synthesis method widens range of MAX phases for MXene fabrication

By April Gocha / April 27, 2018

Scientists at Drexel University have devised a new method to produce MXenes from MAX phases containing an “A” element other than aluminum—a development that could open novel opportunities in MXene synthesis.

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Paraffin offers superior solution to road salt for melting snow, ice

By Faye Oney / September 26, 2017

Salt has long been used on roads and sidewalks to melt snow and ice, but it can destroy vehicles and the environment over time. Researchers have developed a method for melting snow and ice using paraffin, which is less expensive and environmentally-friendly.

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Nanodiamonds create safer batteries by preventing dendrite formation

By Faye Oney / September 12, 2017

Researchers have uncovered a process to increase the safety of future lithium batteries. By adding nanodiamonds to an electrolyte solution, they were able to prevent dendrite growth, a major cause of lithium battery fires.

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MXene electrodes could increase battery charging rates for electronics, electric vehicles

By Faye Oney / August 1, 2017

Researchers have designed battery electrodes using MXene, a highly conductive material, that could accelerate battery-charging times. The research could also solve the electric vehicle industry’s battery-charging challenges.

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Ripple effect: Ripplocations help explain dislocation theory in layered materials

By April Gocha / September 30, 2016

Researchers at Drexel University report on their studies of MAX phase ceramics that describe a completely new observation of how materials deform—a finding with broad implications for various other kinds of layered materials.

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MXene films provide option for better, thinner electromagnetic shielding for electronic devices

By April Gocha / September 20, 2016

Researchers at Drexel University and Korea Institute of Science & Technology are working together to develop new materials into incredibly thin and lightweight films than can more effectively block electromagnetic radiation.

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New ceramic scaffold materials promise better bone repair by stimulating the immune system

By April Gocha / August 5, 2016

Researchers at Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), along with collaborators at the University of Sydney in Australia, are looking to the body’s immune system for insight into why some ceramic scaffold materials promote healing better than others.

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