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Mechanics of spontaneously formed nanoblisters trapped by transferred 2D crystals

Mechanics of Spontaneously Formed Nanoblisters Trapped by Transferred 2D Crystals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2018 - Layered systems of 2D crystals and heterostructures are widely explored for new physics and devices. In many cases, monolayer or few-layer 2D crystals are transferred to a target substrate including other 2D crystals, and nanometer-scale blisters form spontaneously between the 2D crystal and its substrate.

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Measuring Interlayer Shear Stress in Bilayer Graphene

Monolayer two-dimensional (2D) crystals exhibit a host of intriguing properties, but the most exciting applications may come from stacking them into multilayer structures. Interlayer and interfacial shear interactions could play a crucial role in the performance and reliability of these applications, but little is known about the key parameters controlling shear deformation across the layers and interfaces between 2D materials. Herein, we report the first measurement of the interlayer shear stress of bilayer graphene based on pressurized microscale bubble loading devices.

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