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In this book, the authors cover the recent progress in the synthesis, characterization and application of various multi-layered carbides, carbonitrides and nitrides. Moreover, the processing and development of MXene-based composites are elaborated, focusing on their applications and performances as transparent conductors in environmental remediation and energy storage systems.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Introduction

Abstract
A brief introduction is presented, which is followed by the description on the arrangement of the book.
Zhuohao Xiao, Shuangchen Ruan, Ling Bing Kong, Wenxiu Que, Kun Zhou, Yin Liu, Tianshu Zhang

Chapter 2. Synthesis and Properties of MXenes

Abstract
Various procedures are described in the preparation of MXenes by using the etching methods with HF or other fluoride solutions. The effects of the reaction conditions on properties of the MXenes are discussed. In addition, various properties of the synthesized MXenes, including chemical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical and magnetic properties, are presented.
Zhuohao Xiao, Shuangchen Ruan, Ling Bing Kong, Wenxiu Que, Kun Zhou, Yin Liu, Tianshu Zhang

Chapter 3. MXenes Based Composites and Hybrids

Abstract
MXenes with various compositions and characteristics, which are incorporated with polymers to form nanocomposites, are discussed first. Then, incorporation with other components, such as metallic nanoparticles, nanocarbon materials (graphene, carbon nanotubues and nanofibers), metallic oxides, resulting in nanohybrids, are presented.
Zhuohao Xiao, Shuangchen Ruan, Ling Bing Kong, Wenxiu Que, Kun Zhou, Yin Liu, Tianshu Zhang

Chapter 4. Energy Related Applications

Abstract
The applications of MXenes and their composites or hybrids in energy storage and conversion are overviewed. In energy storage devices, MXenes are mainly used as the electrodes, due to their multi-layered structure, high electrical conductivity, strong mechanical flexibility and high specific surface area. Furthermore, they can be readily combined with various other active materials, thus leading to electrodes with enhanced electrochemical performances.
Zhuohao Xiao, Shuangchen Ruan, Ling Bing Kong, Wenxiu Que, Kun Zhou, Yin Liu, Tianshu Zhang

Chapter 5. Other Applications

Abstract
Besides their applications in energy storage and conversion, MXenes and MXene-based hybrids and composites have also found a wide range of applications in other fields, such as environmental protection, chemical sensors, biosensors, microwave absorbers, EMI shielding and transparent thin films (electrodes or conductors), as well as other applications that are not covered in this book [1–9].
Zhuohao Xiao, Shuangchen Ruan, Ling Bing Kong, Wenxiu Que, Kun Zhou, Yin Liu, Tianshu Zhang
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