Special Issue "Graphene Mechanics"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Qing Peng

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a monatomic layer of carbon atoms in a honeycomb lattice, graphene possesses extraordinary mechanical properties, in addition to other amazing properties. The mechanical properties are of extreme importance for several potential applications, including tailoring other properties with strain engineering. In this Special Issue, we will focus on the cutting-edge studies of the graphene mechanics, from both theoretical and experimental investigations. In particular, this collection covers current areas of research that are concerned with the effect of production method and/or the presence of defects upon the mechanical integrity of graphene, the work related to the effect of graphene deformation upon its electronic properties and the possibility of employing strained graphene in future electronic applications, and reviews of the experimental and theoretical results to date on mechanical loading of freely suspended or fully supported graphene.

The Special Issue on “Graphene mechanics” is intended to provide a unique international forum aimed at covering a broad description of results involving mechanical properties, mechanical loading and engineering, and applications. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this cause.

The topics summarized under the keywords cover broadly examples of the greater number of sub-topics in mind. The volume is especially open for any innovative contributions involving mechanics aspects of the topics and/or sub-topics.

Prof. Dr. Qing Peng
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • graphene mechanics
  • elastic properties
  • nonlinear elastics
  • plastic deformation
  • fracture
  • tensile
  • nanoindentation
  • bending
  • shear
  • friction
  • dislocation
  • defect
  • strain
  • twist
  • multilayer
  • ribbons
  • fiber
  • paper
  • 3D-graphene
  • nanostructures
  • functional groups

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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