MXenes for Sensors


MXenes for Sensors

Matheus Costa Cichero, João Henrique Zimnoch Dos Santos

MXenes are two-dimension materials based on transition metal carbides, nitrides or carbonitrides, which were first obtained from their precursor 3D bulk layered materials Ti3AlC2 MAX phase in 2011, resulting in Ti3C2. MXenes possess the metallic conductivity and hydrophilicity through the hydroxyl and oxygen surface terminations that results from the etching process, which in turn afford their use in different applications such as supercapacitors, batteries, microwave absorption, optical communication, catalysis and more. In this chapter some fundamentals are considered such as most employed synthetic route, as well as some of the post treatment commonly used. Recent examples of electronic and bioanalytical sensors are depicted, as well as instrumental techniques usually employed in their characterization.

2D materials, MXenes, Sensors, Biosensors, Titanium Carbide

Published online 5/30/2019, 19 pages

Citation: Matheus Costa Cichero, João Henrique Zimnoch Dos Santos, MXenes for Sensors, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 51, pp 1-19, 2019


Part of the book on MXenes: Fundamentals and Applications

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