Graphene Statistical Mechanics

TYPEStatistical & Bio Seminar
Speaker:Prof. Mark Bowick
Affiliation:KITP, Santa Barbara
Organizer:Yariv Kafri
Time:16:00 - 17:30
LocationZoom LINK

Thermalized two-dimensional metamaterials, such as graphene at room temperature, exhibit novel mechanical properties by virtue of being bending, rather than stretching, dominated. A wide variety of responses can be obtained simply by varying purely geometrical properties such as size and shape. Furthermore, by slicing and dicing to change the topology of the sheet, one can realize long sought-after phenomena such as the thermal crumpling of elastic surfaces and multiple origami-like folding. I will discuss recent developments in this area including theory, simulations and experimental tests and challenges.


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