Effect of sample size, temperature and strain velocity on mechanical properties of plumbene by tensile loading along longitudinal direction: A molecular dynamics study

DK Das and J Sarkar and SK Singh, COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 151, 196-203 (2018).

DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2018.05.006

In recent years, two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have received tremendous attention due to their unique structure and extraordinary properties. Graphene, silicene, germanene and stanene- the 2D allotropes of carbon, silicon, germanium and fin have been reported in last few years and their properties have been studied elaborately. Plumbene, the 2D allotrope of lead, is recently reported. It is analogous to graphene, silicene, germanene and stanene in single-layered and hexagonal arrangement of atomic structure. In this paper, molecular dynamics simulations have been carried out to study the effect of sample size, temperature and strain velocity on the mechanical properties of plumbene. The results show superior mechanical properties of the single layer plumbene sheet which is several times higher than bulk lead making it a suitable candidate for using as reinforcement to develop high strength nanocomposites.

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