Influence of Stone-Wales defects orientations on stability of graphene nanoribbons under a uniaxial compression strain

S Ebrahimi, SOLID STATE COMMUNICATIONS, 220, 17-20 (2015).

DOI: 10.1016/j.ssc.2015.06.020

In this study, the buckling of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) containing Stone-Wales (SW) defects is investigated by using molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. The orientation and concentration of SW defects are taken into account to evaluate budding onset strain of GNRs. It is shown that the SW defect orientation has an influence on stability of GNRs under compression. Furthermore, it is explored that the shape of the deformed GNRs depends on the SW defect concentrations, and their orientations. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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