Nb4AlC3 is a member of vdW MAX layered material system. Similar to graphite and MoS2, the MAX phases are layered and have the general formula: Mn+1AXn, (MAX) where n = 1 to 3, M is an early transition metal, A is an non-metal elements and X is either carbon and/or nitrogen. In this particular case, M=Nb, A=Al, and X=C with n=3.
World's first electronic and optical grade commercial layered MAXene phase Nb4AlC3 materials: Nb4AlC3 MAX phase has been synthesized at our facilities using large reactor chemical vapor deposition to yield World's highest purity (99.999% or higher guaranteed) and layered MAX phases. The MAX phases are electrically and thermally conductive due to their metallic-like nature of bonding. They are excellent for research quality materials as 2D metals, battery applications, supermetallicity, thermal physics , or as precursors for MXene production. Nb4AlC3 product consists of microsized layered crystals that measure from 1 microns to 100 microns in size (see SEM images below). Each order contains 1000 mg of high purity and layered Nb4AlC3 MAXenes sealed under inert Ar gas. The product has been perfected in the last years to reach guaranteed 4:1:3 Nb:Al:C ratios and exhibit an extraordinary environmental stability. Each crystallite can be exfoliated either using conventional tape exfoliation or alternatively liquid phase exfoliation technique.
If you have specific type of new MAXene and MXene phases in mind please contact us. Our research and development team will be happy to design, synthesize, and provide with new types of materials on demand.
General properties of Ta4AlC3 vdW MAXenes
Sample amount 1250 mg sealed in Ar invert atmosphere Properties Metallic, catalytic, magnetic, battery, storage Growth technique Recipe developed by 2Dsemiconductors Inc. Purity 99,9995% purity or higher (SIMS confirmed) Crystalline? Highly crystalline no amorphization Environmental stability Stable