|About this Abstract
||MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
||Controlled Synthesis, Processing, and Applications of Structural and Functional Nanomaterials
||Scalable Synthesis of Titanium Carbo-oxides Nanofilaments and 2D Flakes, Their Properties, and Potential Applications
||Hussein O. Badr, Michel W. Barsoum
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Hussein O. Badr
Two-dimensional (2D) materials thrive on the rich variety of features that are distinctive from their bulk counterparts. Conventionally, bulk synthesis of 2D materials has predominantly been through etching of layered solids. Herein and for the first time, we convert – at near ambient conditions – a dozen of cheap, versatile, water insoluble Ti-containing powders into anatase-based nanofilaments that self-assemble in 2D sheets. The resulting structures were characterized using a battery of characterization techniques. Electrodes of the flakes performed well in Li-ion and Li-S battery. The flakes also were found to be fatal for cancer cells. Synthesizing 2D materials in bulk at near ambient conditions is paradigm shifting and will open new and exciting avenues of research/applications.