A review on mechanics and mechanical properties of 2D materials—Graphene and beyond

  title={A review on mechanics and mechanical properties of 2D materials—Graphene and beyond},
  author={Deji Akinwande and Christopher J. Brennan and Joseph Scott Bunch and Philip Egberts and Jonathan R. Felts and Huajian Gao and Rui Huang and Joon-Seok Kim and Teng Li and Yao Li and Kenneth M. Liechti and Nanshu Lu and Harold S Park and Evan J Reed and Peng Wang and Boris I. Yakobson and Teng Zhang and Yong-Wei Zhang and Yao Zhou and Yong Zhu},
  journal={Extreme Mechanics Letters},

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