Synthesis of new M-layer solid-solution 312 MAX phases (Ta1-xTix)3AlC2 (x = 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.33 or 0.5), and their corresponding MXenes

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  • External authors:
  • Varun Natu
  • Maxim Sokol
  • Daniel Kelly
  • David Hopkinson
  • Yichao Zou
  • James R.T. Bird
  • Lee J Evitts
  • Matthew Smith
  • Michael W Barsoum


Quaternary MAX phases, (TaxTi1-x)3AlC2 (x = 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.33 or 0.5), have been synthesised via pressureless sintering of TaC, TiC, Ti and Al powders. Via chemical etching of the Al layers, (Ta0.38Ti0.62)3C2Tx – a new MXene, has also been synthesised. All materials contain an M-layer solid solution of Ta and Ti, with a variable Ta concentration – paving the way for the synthesis of a range of alloyed (Ta,Ti)3C2Tx MXenes with tuneable compositions for a wide range of potential applications.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalRSC Advances
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 11 Dec 2020

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