December 17th, 2020, 12:00 CET (Madrid time)

IFIMAC+ICMM Joint Seminar Series focuses on cutting-edge research on condensed matter physics, bringing European speakers to our Cantoblanco Campus, this year via Zoom. You need to be subscribed to our mailing list at the link provided below to get the links to the seminar room.

Mechanics of 2D materials

Cristina Gómez-Navarro

IFIMAC, Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, UAM.

The mechanical behavior of 2D materials is governed by an extremely low bending rigidity and high in plane stiffness and strength. This unique combination makes these materials appealing for fundamental research as the thinnest membranes ever known but also in applications where flexibility and strength are desirable.

In this talk I will give an overview of the mechanical properties of 2D materials to provide a framework to our recent studies on mechanical response of graphene and MoS2 with controllably induced atomic defects.