Assisted self-healing in ripped graphene
2010 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 82, no 19, 195434- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A monolayer of sp(2)-bonded carbon (graphene) is a material with great technological promise because of, for example, its transport, electrical, optical, and mechanical properties. In this work noble gas diffusion through ripped graphene sheets is explored. The motivation is improved detection systems used worldwide to verify compliance of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. It is demonstrated that even ripped graphene sheets and/or nonoverlapping graphene flakes inhibit noble gas diffusion. The latter has been shown for He and Xe where an infinitely long rip was constructed to have Stone-Wales edges. It is also shown that the ripped graphene layer self-heal in an alternating pentagon, hexagon, heptagon (5-6-7) and 7-6-5 pattern perpendicular to the rip. Moreover, the noble gas (He and Xe) assists in the healing process of wider rips.
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2010. Vol. 82, no 19, 195434- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-139385DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.195434ISI: 000284306100008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-139385DiVA: diva2:381318