How Graphene Slides: Measurement and Theory of Strain-Dependent Frictional Forces between Graphene and SiO2Submitted by Harold S. Park on Thu, 2013-05-02 17:53.
Several recent papers have reported measurements of adhesion energy between graphene and other materials (e.g., Si/SiOx and copper) [1-3]. Like thin films, many experimental methods may be adopted to measure the interfacial properties of graphene, such as the pressurized blister test  and the double-cantilever beam test . The challenges lie in the handling of atomically thin membranes and analysis/interpretation of the data.
Nanoscale Interfacial Friction and Adhesion on Supported versus Suspended Monolayer and Multilayer GrapheneSubmitted by Teng Li on Wed, 2013-01-09 12:14.
The mechanical behavior of mono- and multi- layered graphene and carbon nanotube (CNT) systems has attracted great attention over the last decade because of their importance in nano-science and nanotechnology.
We have presented a new bulk atomistic-based continuum model for layered crystalline materials made out of two- dimensional crystalline sheets. Such systems are emerging as a new family of materials with tunable and exceptional properties (Novoselov K., 2011, Nobel lecture: Graphene: materials in the flatland. Rev. Mod. Phys. 83, 837-849), but here we particularize the model to multi-layer graphene systems, including multi- walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs).
Comparing the effects of dispersed STW defects & double vacancies on the thermal conductivity of graphene nanoribbonsSubmitted by Jingjie Yeo on Wed, 2012-09-05 06:24.
A molecular dynamics study of the thermal conductivity of graphene nanoribbons containing dispersed Stone–Thrower–Wales defectsSubmitted by Jingjie Yeo on Sun, 2012-07-15 02:46.
Effects of dislocation densities and distributions on graphene grain boundary failure strengths from atomistic simulationsSubmitted by barbarossapao on Sat, 2012-07-07 15:47.
An excellent student with research expertise and interest in molecular dynamics simulation and theory of mechanical and/or thermal transport properties in nanomaterials such as nanowires, bulk nanotwinned metals and graphene, is sought to fill a new PhD opening in my group starting in Fall 2012. Interested students should send me a detailed CV with a description of past research achievements and the names of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also please return the following form in order to determine whether you should continue with a more formal application: Pre-application.
I am happy to announce the publication of a book "Simulations in Nanobiotechnology", which was contributed from researchers (including iMechanicians) who have expertise in the area of nanobiotechnology. The book is aimed at presenting the current state-of-arts in computational simulations of biological objects such as proteins as well as nanomaterials such as graphene, and also bio-nano-hybrid system such as nanopore-biomolecule interactions. This book provides the insight into the simulation-based characterization in nanobiotechnology.
Understanding the adhesion between graphene and other materials is crucial for achieving more reliable graphene-based applications in electronic devices and nanocomposites. The ultra-thin profile of graphene, however, poses significant challenge to direct measurement of its adhesion property using conventional approaches. We show that there is a strong correlation between the morphology of graphene on a compliant substrate with patterned surface and the graphene-substrate adhesion.
Teng Li, Extrinsic morphology of graphene, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng., 19, 054005 (2011)
Journal of Nanomaterials
We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the upcoming
2011 Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Sciences
(SES 2011), to be held October 12-14, 2011, at Northwestern University
in Evanston, Illinois (http://ses2011.org/).
The area of the minisymposium is "Mechanics of Crystalline and
Composite Nanostructures", and we anticipate having a diverse and
well-respected group of theoreticians and experimentalists give
presentations on this subject. Abstracts can be submitted by going to
the following conference website:
Nanomechanical Resonators and Their Applications in Biological/Chemical Detection: Nanomechanics PrinciplesSubmitted by Kilho Eom on Sun, 2011-03-20 06:11.
Nanomechanical Resonators and Their Applications in Biological/Chemical Detection: Nanomechanics Principles
Kilho Eom, Harold S. Park, Dae Sung Yoon, Taeyun Kwon
Structure, energy, and structural transformations of graphene grain boundaries from atomistic simulationsSubmitted by barbarossapao on Thu, 2011-02-10 05:46.
This is our latest paper in press on "Carbon"
We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the upcoming 2011 Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Sciences (SES 2011), to be held October 12-14, 2011, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (http://ses2011.org/). The area of the minisymposium is "Mechanics of Crystalline and Composite Nanostructures", and we anticipate having a diverse and well-respected group of theoreticians and experimentalists give presentations on this subject. Abstracts can be submitted by going to the following conference website:
where our minisymposium is labeled 3.1. We look forward to seeing you at Northwestern in the fall of 2011!
The ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, McMAT-2011 (31 May ~ 2 June 2011, Chicago, IL)
Symposium 7: Low Dimensional Carbon NanoMaterials: Properties and Applications
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Jan. 2011
We have several open postdoc positions, to be filled immediately.
The first project is focused on thermal management. The project involves the computational and theoretical analysis of graphene/graphite-metal nanocomposites and experimental work carried out by other team members. We are looking for a strong person with background in thermal and mechanical properties of materials, preferrably with background in molecular simulation.
For the other projects we are looking for candidates with expertise in mechanics of materials. Our projects are specifically focused on molecular and coarse-grain modeling of deformation and failure of soft biological materials and include a focus on collagen, spider silk, amyloid materials and other biomaterials.
11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics
11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics
As announced on 5 Oct. 2010, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of the University of Manchester won the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene". Geim and Konstantin first reported the experimental observation of graphene in 2004 . Novoselov, 36, is also the youngest physics laureate since 1973.
A postdoctoral associate position at MIT is available immediately,
focused on the analysis and development of multifunctional thermal
management structures, by using theoretical and atomistic multiscale
modeling and simulation. This project specifically involves calculations
of thermal and mechanical properties of graphene based metal- and
polymer nanocomposites, with a focus on various aspects such as
interfacial transport properties, tunability, mutability and phonon
engineering. Additional aspects of the project relate to the general
area of mechanical energy transport in biological materials.