Mechanical properties of graphene

Sun, YW ORCID:, Papageorgiou, DG ORCID:, Humphreys, CJ ORCID:, Dunstan, DJ ORCID:, Puech, P ORCID:, Proctor, JE ORCID:, Bousige, C ORCID:, Machon, D ORCID: and San-Miguel, A ORCID: 2021, 'Mechanical properties of graphene' , Applied Physics Reviews, 8 (2) , 021310.

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This paper reviews the mechanical properties of graphene with particular attention to what is established and what is still uncertain. It clarifies the thickness and the elastic constants, and by also considering also phonon frequencies, it argues that “best values” come from graphite, when available. Properties not available from graphite include bending stiffness; this can be determined from studies of carbon nanotubes as well as graphene. In many ways, nanotubes provide access to fundamental properties of graphene, not least because they are the only form of graphene that can be unsupported (unstrained) in vacuum. Environmental effects are considered, including both interactions with substrates and with other solid and liquid media, which may affect the geometrical parameters defining graphene and associated elastic constants. Major uncertainties persist whether slipping or sticking dominates experimental observation, both between graphene and solid media, and between the layers of bilayer and multilayer graphene. The paper concludes with a short discussion of continuum and atomistic models of graphene.

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Additional Information: ** From Crossref journal articles via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: eissn 1931-9401 **History: published 06-2021
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Physics Reviews
Publisher: AIP Publishing
ISSN: 1931-9401
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Funders: EU-Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)
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Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2021 12:04
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 02:30

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