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Niobium Aluminum Carbide MAX phase


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Nb4AlC3 is the MAX phase precursor used for synthesis of Nb4C3Tx MXene, which have the below properties:

  • Electrical Conductivity: Single-layer Nb4C3Tx flakes boast an electrical conductivity of 1,024 ± 165 S cm−1.
  • Breakdown Current Density: ∼1.1 × 108−2, comparable to Ti3C2Tx and graphene.
  • Electrochemical Performance: Specific capacity increases from 116 to 320 mAh.g−1 after 1,000 cycles at 1 A current density.
  • Interlayer Spacing: Accommodates ion intercalation/deintercalation without structural damage.
Unlock the potential of Nb4C3Tx MXene, using our Nb4AlC3 MAX precursor:
  • Electrochemical sensing: Nb4C3Tx excels in electrochemical sensing, detecting dopamine at 23 nm due to its high conductivity and enhanced intercalation.
  • Supercapacitors and Advanced batteries: Superior conductivity and charge-discharge rates for extended operation.
  • HER Catalyst: Efficient hydrogen evolution reactions.
  • ROS Scavengers: Biocompatible and photothermally stable for biomedical use.

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11 - Combustible Solids




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In Situ Reaction Synthesis, Electrical and Thermal, and Mechanical Properties of Nb4AlC3
Hu C, et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 91, 2258-2263 (2008)
Prediction and Characterization of MXene Nanosheet Anodes for Non-Lithium-Ion Batteries
Xie, Yu et. al.
ACS Nano, 8, 9606?9615-9606?9615 (2014)
Recent advances in niobium MXenes: Synthesis, properties, and emerging applications
Rasheed, P. Abdul et. al.
Matter, 5(2), 546-572 (2022)


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