Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2023, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (8): 845-884.DOI: 10.15541/jim20230123

Special Issue: 【材料计算】计算材料(202309) 【信息功能】Max层状材料、MXene及其他二维材料(202309) 【结构材料】核用陶瓷(202309)

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Progress in Structural Tailoring and Properties of Ternary Layered Ceramics

DING Haoming1,2,3(), LI Mian1,3, LI Youbing1,3, CHEN Ke1,3, XIAO Yukun1,3, ZHOU Jie4, TAO Quanzheng4, Johanna Rosen4, YIN Hang5, BAI Yuelei5, ZHANG Bikun6, SUN Zhimei6, WANG Junjie7, ZHANG Yiming1,3, HUANG Zhenying8, ZHANG Peigen9, SUN Zhengming9, HAN Meikang10, ZHAO Shuang11, WANG Chenxu11, HUANG Qing1,3()   

  1. 1. Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 101408, China
    3. Qianwan Institute of CHiTECH, Ningbo 315336, China
    4. Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, Linköping SE-58183, Sweden
    5. National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Advanced Composites in Special Environments and Center for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
    6. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
    7. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi’an 710072, China
    8. School of Mechanical, Electronic and Control Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
    9. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China
    10. Institute of Optoelectronics and Shanghai Frontiers Science Research Base of Intelligent Optoelectronics and Perception, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
    11. State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2023-03-09 Revised:2023-04-19 Published:2023-08-20 Online:2023-05-04
  • Contact: HUANG Qing, professor. E-mail:
  • About author:DING Haoming (1994-), male, PhD candidate. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    Key R&D Projects of Zhejiang Province(2022C01236);National Natural Science Foundation of China(12275009);National Natural Science Foundation of China(51972080);National Natural Science Foundation of China(52171033);National Natural Science Foundation of China(52272307);National Natural Science Foundation of China(21671195);National Natural Science Foundation of China(52172254);National Natural Science Foundation of China(U2004212);National Natural Science Foundation of China(52202325);Shanghai Pujiang Program(22PJ1400800);Leading Innovative and Entrepreneur Team Introduction Program of Zhejiang(2019R01003);Ten-Thousand Talents Plan of Zhejiang Province(2022R51007)


MAX/MAB phases are a series of non-van der Waals ternary layered ceramic materials with a hexagonal structure, rich in elemental composition and crystal structure, and embody physical properties of both ceramics and metals. They exhibit great potential for applications in extreme environments such as high temperature, strong corrosion, and irradiation. In recent years, two-dimensional (2D) materials derived from the MAX/MAB phase (MXene and MBene) have attracted enormous interest in the fields of materials physics and materials chemistry and become a new 2D van der Waals material after graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides. Therefore, structural modulation of MAX/MAB phase materials is essential for understanding the intrinsic properties of this broad class of layered ceramics and for investigating the functional properties of their derived structures. In this paper, we summarize new developments in MAX/MAB phases in recent years in terms of structural modulation, theoretical calculation, and fundamental application research and provide an outlook on the key challenges and prospects for the future development of these layered materials.

Key words: MAX phase, MAB phase, MXene, structural modulation, theoretical calculation, review

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