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Charging Your Phone in Two Minutes or Less: a NOVA Innovation Cafe Talk

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

6:00 PM-7:00 PM

In conjunction with the upcoming season two of NOVA’s Making Stuff: Faster, Colder, Stronger & Wilder, Michael Naguib from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering will be presenting a NOVA Innovation Café talk “Charging Your Phone in Two Minutes or Less: Unlocking the Potential of the Two-Dimensional World.” The form and structure of atomically thin two-dimensional materials are significantly different from their three-dimensional counterparts, causing two-dimensional materials to behave in unique and unfamiliar ways that have the potential to push the limits of technology and materials science. This talk will present the world of two-dimensional materials, looking specifically at a large new family of 2-D transition metal carbides and carbonitrides, called “MXenes,” recently discovered by Drexel University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and several new possible avenues for practical applications of MXenes, including faster battery charging. Presented as part of the LRSM at Penn's Science Café series, this event is free and open to the public.

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Leslie Anastasio or Dorilona Rose

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World Café Live
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


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