Stretch-induced softening of bending rigidity in graphene

Shi, Xinghua and Peng, Bo and Pugno, Nicola M. and Gao, Huajian (2012) Stretch-induced softening of bending rigidity in graphene. In «Applied Physics Letters», vol. 100, Melville, NY, USA : AIP Publishing, 191193-(5 pp.).

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    First principle calculations are performed to show that the bending rigidity of graphene can be softened considerably with in-plane stretching. This phenomenon can be attributed to stretch-induced loosening of atomic packing and should be of fundamental significance for graphene-based structures and devices.

    Item Type: Article in journal
    FP7 Grant Agreement Number: European Research Council/ERC Starting grant/EU/FP7/279985
    Department or Research center: Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
    Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA630 Structural Engineering
    Repository staff approval on: 06 Nov 2013 15:16

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