Template-free 3D titanium carbide (Ti3C2Tx) MXene particles crumpled by capillary forces. Academic Article uri icon


  • Ti3C2Tx and other types of MXene nanosheets are an exciting new class of 2D materials. However, little has been reported on manipulating the shape of MXene nanosheets. Here, we demonstrate that flat Ti3C2Tx nanosheets encapsulated within spray-dried droplets can be scrolled, bent, and folded into 3D crumpled structures. This morphological change was observed to be reversible upon rehydration.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

altmetric score

  • 3.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Shah, S. A., Habib, T., Gao, H., Gao, P., Sun, W., Green, M. J., & Radovic, M.

citation count

  • 221

complete list of authors

  • Shah, SA||Habib, T||Gao, H||Gao, P||Sun, W||Green, MJ||Radovic, M

publication date

  • December 2016