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ICACC 2018—Never a dull moment between sessions, networking, and government shutdown

By Eileen De Guire / January 26, 2018

ICACC organizers worked around havoc created by the federal shutdown to deliver a conference with excellent technical content, networking, and an expo.

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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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HTCMC-GFMAT student view—Plenary session inspires

By Eileen De Guire / June 28, 2016

University of North Dakota graduate student, Matt Fuka, reports on the opening plenary session at HTCMC-GFMAT in Toronto, Canada.

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Scientists work towards oxidation-resistant, ultrahigh melting point nanolaminated borides

By April Gocha / June 6, 2016

Researchers from Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Linkoping University in Sweden, and Imperial College London think that they can make borides better—by giving the material a protective layer of aluminum, the scientists have developed the world’s first corrosion-resistant boride.

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Two-dimensional MXene carbides pack four times more lithium

By Eileen De Guire / May 7, 2013

Hydroxyl terminated MXene Ti3C2 with monolayers of hydrazine molecules between the MXene layers. Credit: Vadym Mochalin, Drexel University. The cover story of the April issue of the ACerS Bulletin described the interesting family of carbides and nitrides known as the MAX phases. Their name refers to their composition, where M is a transition metal, A…

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MAX exfoliation: Surprisingly simple method to make 2D graphene-like carbides

By Eileen De Guire / September 6, 2011

SEM image of Ti3C2 synthesized by exfoliation of Ti3AlC2 with hydrofluoric acid. Credit: Babak Anasori, Drexel University Graphene, a two-dimensional sheet of carbon, has been the subject of much research since it was discovered in 2004. Its basic properties are fairly well documented, and papers are appearing about possible applications, for example, as supercapacitor electrodes…

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