Graphene nanofilm as pressure and force sensor: A mechanical analysis

K. Kam, F. Scarpa*, S. Adhikari, R. Chowdhury

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Abstract

The out-of-plane mechanical bending properties of single layer graphene sheets (SLGS) are modelled using amolecular mechanics approach based on an atomistic-finiteelement formulation. Force/displacement curves for different rectangular SLGS with different aspect ratios are obtained for distributed (uniform pressure) and concentrated central loadings. We show that membrane and bending deformations scale differently based on the type of load, as well as geometry of the graphene sensor films. (C) 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2085-2089
Number of pages5
Journalphysica status solidi (b)
Volume250
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • graphene
  • mass sensor
  • nonlinear loading
  • ELASTIC PROPERTIES
  • MONOLAYER GRAPHENE
  • GRAPHITE
  • SHEET

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