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Title: Salt-Templated Synthesis of 2D Metallic MoN and Other Nitrides

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  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering and A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States
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Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport Center (FIRST)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
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Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ACS Nano; Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 2; Related Information: FIRST partners with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (lead); Argonne National Laboratory; Drexel University; Georgia State University; Northwestern University; Pennsylvania State University; Suffolk University; Vanderbilt University; University of Virginia
Country of Publication:
United States
catalysis (heterogeneous), solar (fuels), energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), hydrogen and fuel cells, electrodes - solar, mechanical behavior, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials)

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Xiao, Xu, Yu, Huimin, Jin, Huanyu, Wu, Menghao, Fang, Yunsheng, Sun, Jiyu, Hu, Zhimi, Li, Tianqi, Wu, Jiabin, Huang, Liang, Gogotsi, Yury, and Zhou, Jun. Salt-Templated Synthesis of 2D Metallic MoN and Other Nitrides. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b08534.
Xiao, Xu, Yu, Huimin, Jin, Huanyu, Wu, Menghao, Fang, Yunsheng, Sun, Jiyu, Hu, Zhimi, Li, Tianqi, Wu, Jiabin, Huang, Liang, Gogotsi, Yury, & Zhou, Jun. Salt-Templated Synthesis of 2D Metallic MoN and Other Nitrides. United States. doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b08534.
Xiao, Xu, Yu, Huimin, Jin, Huanyu, Wu, Menghao, Fang, Yunsheng, Sun, Jiyu, Hu, Zhimi, Li, Tianqi, Wu, Jiabin, Huang, Liang, Gogotsi, Yury, and Zhou, Jun. Mon . "Salt-Templated Synthesis of 2D Metallic MoN and Other Nitrides". United States. doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b08534.
title = {Salt-Templated Synthesis of 2D Metallic MoN and Other Nitrides},
author = {Xiao, Xu and Yu, Huimin and Jin, Huanyu and Wu, Menghao and Fang, Yunsheng and Sun, Jiyu and Hu, Zhimi and Li, Tianqi and Wu, Jiabin and Huang, Liang and Gogotsi, Yury and Zhou, Jun},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1021/acsnano.6b08534},
journal = {ACS Nano},
number = 2,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Feb 06 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Mon Feb 06 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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