Dr. Alicia An’s paper is accepted to Nature Communications

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Dr. Alicia An’s paper titled “Transforming Ti3C2Tx MXene’s intrinsic hydrophilicity into superhydrophobicity for efficient photothermal membrane desalination” is accepted to Nature Communications (Impact factor: 14.919 and it is in press now (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-31028-6).

Membrane distillation is susceptible to thermal inefficiency and membrane wetting issues during seawater desalination.  In collaboration with Prof. Zuankai Wang (Department of Mechanical Engineering, CityU), the team designs a MXene-engineered membrane that imparts efficient localized photothermal effect and strong water repellency, achieving sustainable freshwater production.

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