Sci Rep. 2023 Aug 31;13(1):14289. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-41067-8.
In this study, Nb2CTx MXene reinforced commercially pure magnesium composite was processed using traditional blend-press-sinter technique. The added one volume percentage of Nb2CTx MXene was fairly dispersed around the magnesium particles despite having sporadic clustering. Nb2CTx MXene reinforcement was stable and developed defect free strong interfacial bonding with the magnesium matrix. The small amount of chemically compatible and thermally stable Nb2CTx MXene reinforcement was successful in enhancing the bulk hardness and compressive yield strength, compressive strength, ductility and fracture toughness of the commercially pure magnesium.