The thinnest materials that can be produced today have the thickness of a single atom. These materials – known as two-dimensional materials – exhibit properties that are very different compared with their bulk three-dimensional ...
Jan 17, 2018 in Nanomaterials
Crumpling reduces rigidity in an otherwise stiff material, making it less prone to catastrophic failure
Gas pressure was applied to a crumpled graphene membrane to cause it to bulge and stiffen. The result? The gas pressure revealed that this atomically thin carbon material—universally assumed to be strong and stiff—has ...
Jan 17, 2018 in General Physics