Molecular dynamics simulation of temperature profile in partially hydrogenated graphene and graphene with grain boundary

E Lotfi and M Neek-Amal and M Elahi, JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR GRAPHICS & MODELLING, 62, 38-42 (2015).

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmgm.2015.08.007

Temperature profile in graphene, graphene with grain boundary and vacancy defects and hydrogenated graphene with different percentage of H-atoms are determined using molecular dynamics simulation. We also obtained the temperature profile in a graphene nanoribbon containing two types of grain boundaries with different misorientation angles, theta = 21.8 degrees and theta =32.2 degrees. We found that a temperature gap appears in the temperature profile of a graphene nanoribbon with a grain boundary at the middle. Moreover, we found that the temperature profile in the partially hydrogenated graphene varies with the percentage of hydrogens, i.e. the C:H ratio. Our results show that a grain boundary line in the graphene sheet can change the thermal transport through the system which might be useful for controlling thermal flow in nanostructured graphene. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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