Edge mode could disturb the ultra-subtle mass detection for graphene resonators. Herein, classical molecular dynamics simulations are performed to investigate the effect of edge mode on mass sensing for a doubly clamped strained graphene resonator. Compared with the fundamental mode, the localized vibration of edge mode shows a lower frequency with a constant frequency gap of 32.6 GHz, despite the mutable inner stress ranging from 10 to 50 GPa. Furthermore, the resonant frequency of edge mode is found to be insensitive to centrally located adsorbed mass, while the frequency of the fundamental mode decreases linearly with increasing adsorbates. Thus, a mass determination method using the difference of these two modes is proposed to reduce interferences for robust mass measurement. Moreover, molecular dynamics simulations demonstrate that a stronger prestress or a higher width–length ratio of about 0.8 could increase the low-quality factor induced by edge mode, thus improving the performance in mass sensing for graphene resonators.
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