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Congratulations to postdoctoral researcher Maxim Sokol for his work on the high-strain-rate deformation of the MAX phase Ti3SiC2 being featured as an Editor’s Choice article in Physical Review Materials! Read it on the Publications page!
Sankalp Kota, PhD Candidate in the Layered Solids Group, is among three winners of the College of Engineering Outstanding PhD Student Award.
MaterialsToday featured recent work on ripplocations, published in Physical Review Materials. stemming from Dr.Barsoum’s collaboration between Drexel University and Colorado School of Mines. https://www.materialstoday.com/mechanical-properties/news/behavior-of-layered-materials-under-pressure-1/ The work showed, using atomisitic simulations on graphite and instrumented indentation on steel sheets, that layered … Continue reading
Congratulations to Professor Barsoum! He has been awarded a three-year Chair of Excellence at the Neel Institute in Grenoble (France) to investigate the electronic properties of MXenes.
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