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Crystals 2018, 8(9), 357;

A Review of Current Development of Graphene Mechanics

The Institute of Technological Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
School of Power and Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Received: 20 August 2018 / Revised: 28 August 2018 / Accepted: 30 August 2018 / Published: 6 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Graphene Mechanics)
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Graphene, a two-dimensional carbon in honeycomb crystal with single-atom thickness, possesses extraordinary properties and fascinating applications. Graphene mechanics is very important, as it relates to the integrity and various nanomechanical behaviors including flexing, moving, rotating, vibrating, and even twisting of graphene. The relationship between the strain and stress plays an essential role in graphene mechanics. Strain can dramatically influence the electronic and optical properties, and could be utilized to engineering those properties. Furthermore, graphene with specific kinds of defects exhibit mechanical enhancements and thus the electronic enhancements. In this short review, we focus on the current development of graphene mechanics, including tension and compression, fracture, shearing, bending, friction, and dynamics properties of graphene from both experiments and numerical simulations. We also touch graphene derivatives, including graphane, graphone, graphyne, fluorographene, and graphene oxide, which carve some fancy mechanical properties out from graphene. Our review summarizes the current achievements of graphene mechanics, and then shows the future prospects. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; mechanics; strain; defect; mechanical reinforcement; review graphene; mechanics; strain; defect; mechanical reinforcement; review

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Cao, Q.; Geng, X.; Wang, H.; Wang, P.; Liu, A.; Lan, Y.; Peng, Q. A Review of Current Development of Graphene Mechanics. Crystals 2018, 8, 357.

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