Effect of interlayer space on the structure and Poisson's ratio of a graphene/MoS2 tubular van der Waals heterostructure

YW Tan and JW Jiang, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 124, 084302 (2018).

DOI: 10.1063/1.5037392

We propose a tubular van der Waals heterostructure by rolling up graphene and MoS2 atomic layers into a tubular form. We show that the interlayer space of this heterostructure can he varied in a specific range. This specific range is related to the interlayer van der Waals force, the ultrahigh in-plane stiffness and small bending modulus of graphene, and the brittle characteristic properties of MoS2. This variability of the interlayer space can be utilized to efficiently tune the mechanical properties of the tubular van der Waals heterostructure. More specifically, we demonstrate that the Poisson's ratio of the tubular van der Waals heterostructure can be manipulated by a factor of two by varying the interlayer space in the range 1.44-4.44 angstrom. This work provides a basis for applications of a new member of the van der Waals heterostructure family with a tunable Poisson's ratio. Published by AIP Publishing.

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