Elementary processes governing V2AlC chemical etching in HF

Youngsoo Kim, Athanasios Gkountaras, Odette Chaix-Pluchery, Isabelle Gélard, Johann Coraux, Claude Chapelier, Michel W. Barsoum, Thierry Ouisse
2020 RSC Advances  
MXenes are synthesized by chemically exfoliating well-defined V2AlC, single-crystal pillars. Exfoliation is studied as a function of orientation and time using HF. This reveals that no etching can take place by HF penetration through the basal planes.
doi:10.1039/d0ra00842g fatcat:hrondeckm5fdzlcmdynosghvou