Graphene as a prototypical model for two-dimensional continuous mechanics

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    Abstract: 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 C33 bulk elastic constant.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number830
    Number of pages10
    JournalApplied Sciences
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2017


    • Elastic constants
    • Elasticity
    • Graphite
    • Van der Waals adhesion

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