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Graphene as a Prototypical Model for Two-Dimensional Continuous Mechanics

Physics Department, University of Namur, 61 Rue de Bruxelles, B-5000 Namur, Belgium
Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(8), 830; https://doi.org/10.3390/app7080830
Received: 26 July 2017 / Revised: 11 August 2017 / Accepted: 11 August 2017 / Published: 13 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Materials)
This paper reviews a few problems where continuous-medium theory specialized to two-dimensional media provides a qualitatively correct picture of the mechanical behavior of graphene. A critical analysis of the parameters involved is given. Among other results, a simple mathematical description of a folded graphene sheet is proposed. It is also shown how the graphene–graphene adhesion interaction is related to the cleavage energy of graphite and its C 33 bulk elastic constant. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphite; elasticity; elastic constants; Van der Waals adhesion graphite; elasticity; elastic constants; Van der Waals adhesion
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Lambin, P. Graphene as a Prototypical Model for Two-Dimensional Continuous Mechanics. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 830.

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