Toward Structural Optimization of MAX Phases as Epitaxial Thin Films
2016 (English)In: MATERIALS RESEARCH LETTERS, ISSN 2166-3831, Vol. 4, no 3, 152-160 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Prompted by the increased focus on MAX phase materials and their two-dimensional counterparts MXenes, a brief review of the current state of affairs in the synthesis of MAX phases as epitaxial thin films is given. Current methods for synthesis are discussed and suggestions are given on how to increase the material quality even further as well as arrive at those conditions faster. Samples were prepared to exemplify the most common issues involved with the synthesis, and through suggested paths for resolving these issues we attain samples of a quality beyond what has previously been reported.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC , 2016. Vol. 4, no 3, 152-160 p.
MAX Phase; Thin Films; Reproducible Materials Synthesis; Sample Quality
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132496DOI: 10.1080/21663831.2016.1157525ISI: 000385011000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-132496DiVA: diva2:1046251
Funding Agencies|European Research Council under the European Community Seventh Framework Program (FP7)/ERC Grant ; Swedish Research Council (VR); Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Fellowship program; SSF synergy grant FUNCASE2016-11-132016-11-122016-12-02