Colorized scanning electron microscope image of MXenes
A colorized scanning electron microscope image of tiny, finely layered metal structures known as MXenes, between which scientists can slip different ions for various purposes. These MXenes were grown using a simplified and less toxic method invented by researchers and hold promise for future high-tech electronics or energy storage.
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DMR 2004880.]
Learn more in the University of Chicago news story UChicago scientists discover easy way to make atomically thin metal layers for new technology. (Date of image: 2023; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug 11, 2023)
Credit: Di Wang and Dmitri Talapin/University of Chicago
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