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Issue 67, 2014
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Synthesis and characterization of two-dimensional Nb4C3 (MXene)

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We report on the synthesis of a phase-pure, 2-dimensional transition metal carbide Nb4C3, produced by immersing Nb4AlC3 powders in hydrofluoric acid. The structure of this, only second MXene with formula M4X3, was investigated with pair distribution function analysis. The resistivity of a cold-pressed disc was 0.0046 Ω m, rendering this MXene one of the most conductive to date.

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The article was received on 05 May 2014, accepted on 29 Jun 2014 and first published on 30 Jun 2014

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03366C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9517-9520
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    Synthesis and characterization of two-dimensional Nb4C3 (MXene)

    M. Ghidiu, M. Naguib, C. Shi, O. Mashtalir, L. M. Pan, B. Zhang, J. Yang, Y. Gogotsi, S. J. L. Billinge and M. W. Barsoum, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9517
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03366C

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