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, Dr.Babak Anasori takes surface engineering of the MXenes even further. His research demonstrates the ability to make MXenes with one metal on the surface and another metal in the core of the MXene sheet. This is an invaluable method to control surface chemistry that can be useful to tune electronic, mechanical, and chemical properties for a given application. Watch the video below to learn more!