The electronic and optical properties of graphene can be precisely tuned by generating deterministic arrangements of strain features. In this paper, we report the formation of widespread and controlled buck-ling delamination of monolayer graphene deposited on hexagonal boron-nitride promoted by a significant squeezing of the graphene flake and induced by polymeric microactuators. The flexibility of this method offers a promising technique to create arbitrary buckling geometries and arrays of wrinkles which could also be subjected to iterative folding-unfolding cycles. Further development of this method could pave the way to tune the properties of several kinds of other two-dimensional materials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, by tailoring their surface topography.

Strain-Engineered Wrinkles on Graphene Using Polymeric Actuators

Davide Giambastiani
Primo
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Cosimo Tommasi
Secondo
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Federica Bianco;Filippo Fabbri;Alessandro Tredicucci;Alessandro Pitanti
Penultimo
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Stefano Roddaro
Ultimo
2022-01-01

Abstract

The electronic and optical properties of graphene can be precisely tuned by generating deterministic arrangements of strain features. In this paper, we report the formation of widespread and controlled buck-ling delamination of monolayer graphene deposited on hexagonal boron-nitride promoted by a significant squeezing of the graphene flake and induced by polymeric microactuators. The flexibility of this method offers a promising technique to create arbitrary buckling geometries and arrays of wrinkles which could also be subjected to iterative folding-unfolding cycles. Further development of this method could pave the way to tune the properties of several kinds of other two-dimensional materials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, by tailoring their surface topography.
2022
Giambastiani, Davide; Tommasi, Cosimo; Bianco, Federica; Fabbri, Filippo; Coletti, Camilla; Tredicucci, Alessandro; Pitanti, Alessandro; Roddaro, Stef...espandi
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