MXene Printing and Patterned Coating for Device Applications

Yi Zhou Zhang, Yang Wang, Qiu Jiang, Jehad K. El-Demellawi, Hyunho Kim, Husam N. Alshareef*

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As a thriving member of the 2D nanomaterials family, MXenes, i.e., transition metal carbides, nitrides, and carbonitrides, exhibit outstanding electrochemical, electronic, optical, and mechanical properties. They have been exploited in many applications including energy storage, electronics, optoelectronics, biomedicine, sensors, and catalysis. Compared to other 2D materials, MXenes possess a unique set of properties such as high metallic conductivity, excellent dispersion quality, negative surface charge, and hydrophilicity, making them particularly suitable as inks for printing applications. Printing and pre/post-patterned coating methods represent a whole range of simple, economically efficient, versatile, and eco-friendly manufacturing techniques for devices based on MXenes. Moreover, printing can allow for complex 3D architectures and multifunctionality that are highly required in various applications. By means of printing and patterned coating, the performance and application range of MXenes can be dramatically increased through careful patterning in three dimensions; thus, printing/coating is not only a device fabrication tool but also an enabling tool for new applications as well as for industrialization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1908486
JournalAdvanced materials
Issue number21
Early online date2 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2020


  • MXene coating
  • MXene patterning
  • MXene printing
  • MXenes
  • printing electronics


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