Recent Progress in Emerging Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides

Tianchen Qin, Zegao Wang*, Yuqing Wang, Flemming Besenbacher, Michal Otyepka, Mingdong Dong*

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As a new member in two-dimensional materials family, transition metal carbides (TMCs) have many excellent properties, such as chemical stability, in-plane anisotropy, high conductivity and flexibility, and remarkable energy conversation efficiency, which predispose them for promising applications as transparent electrode, flexible electronics, broadband photodetectors and battery electrodes. However, up to now, their device applications are in the early stage, especially because their controllable synthesis is still a great challenge. This review systematically summarized the state-of-the-art research in this rapidly developing field with particular focus on structure, property, synthesis and applicability of TMCs. Finally, the current challenges and future perspectives are outlined for the application of 2D TMCs.[Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Article number183
JournalNano-Micro Letters
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • Energy conversation and storage
  • Large-scale synthesis
  • Phase diagram
  • Superconductivity
  • Two-dimensional transition metal carbides


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