Author Archives: Sankalp Kota
Dislocation theory has been very well established and has been successful in understanding the deformation of metals, but it has never properly explained the ripples and kink bands that are formed when layered materials (e.g. graphite, ice, MAX phases) are … Continue reading
Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Halim for a successful PhD defense!
Congratulations to Dr.Michael Naguib, former PhD student of the MAX/MXene research group, for being in Drexel Magazine’s 2016 list of “40 under 40” (see below)! Since his PhD research on the discovery of MXenes, a novel family of two-dimensional transition … Continue reading
Two-dimensional materials have been increasingly researched in a effort to discover new compounds and the exotic properties engendered by their sheet-like structure. While the MXenes have already proven to be a family of 2D materials with a rich compositional variability, … Continue reading
Research by Dr.Michel Barsoum and students turn sheds new light about how the ancient pyramids of Giza were built. Traditional theories state that the Great Pyramids of Giza were built because of enormous amounts of manual labor to haul large … Continue reading
Nanolaminated carbon/sulfur materials demonstrate good performance as cathode materials in lithium-sulfur rechargeable batteries. These nanolaminates were synthesized from the MAX phase titanium sulfur carbide by electrochemically etching the titanium atoms. The work was featured in an article by Clean Technica … Continue reading
Congratulations to PhD student Michael Ghidiu for his work in developing MXene “clays”, which has appeared on the journal Nature titled as “Conductive two-dimensional titanium carbide ‘clay’ with high volumetric capacitance”. This work paves the way for safer processing of … Continue reading