Introduction to Titanium Carbide (Ti3C2) MXenes for Energy and Environmental Applications

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Owing to the recent developments, layered structure materials are receiving increasing attraction due to their promising physical, electrical, catalytic, and optical characteristics. Among the layered materials, transition metal carbides make up an enormous class of MXenes, which are two-dimensional (2D) materials. Before the first MXene was discovered in 2011, no one had expected its existence, but since then, the MXene family has grown significantly in various energy and environmental applications. Among all the MXene compounds identified, titanium carbide (Ti 3 C 2) MXenes are the most widely used materials due to their several benefits such as high surface area and metallic conductivity. There is an increasing number of research on the use of Ti 3 C 2 MXenes for a wide range of applications, including hydrogen production, carbon dioxide reduction, energy generation and storage, and water purification and degradation. This chapter presents a general introduction to MXene materials, whereas, description of synthesis, characterizations and applications is discussed in Chapters 2–10 of this book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTitanium Carbide MXenes
Subtitle of host publicationSynthesis, Characterization, Energy and Environmental Applications
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783527838707
ISBN (Print)9783527350742
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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