Published on Wednesday February 15, 2012
The art and science behind the discovery of MXenes by A.
W. Grosvenor Professor Michel Barsoum, Distinguished University and
Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi, and Ph.D. students Babak
Anasori and Michael Naguib has been written up in an article,
"Microscopic Mountains," in
the Philadelphia Inquirer by
Inquirer staff writer Tom Avril.
The article details how the researchers discovered MXenes and
the potential these 2-dimensional materials have to increase
battery storage in lithium-ion batteries.
Avril also describes the process by which Anasori has captured
the images of these materials with a scanning electron microscope
and subsequently false-colored them to appear as works of
art. Anasori has won several awards for his images. A
gallery of Anasori's images accompanies the