Graphene as a Prototypical Model for Two-Dimensional Continuous Mechanics

Philippe Lambin
2017 Applied Sciences  
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 C 33 bulk elastic constant.
doi:10.3390/app7080830 fatcat:s3ueiwgi3rbq7l3dg6o5ypvlpq