Mechanics and Tunable Bandgap by Straining in Single-Layer Hexagonal Boron-Nitride

  title={Mechanics and Tunable Bandgap by Straining in Single-Layer Hexagonal Boron-Nitride},
  author={Jiangtao Wu and Bao-lin Wang and Yujie Wei and Ronggui Yang and Mildred S. Dresselhaus},
Current interest in two-dimensional materials extends from graphene to others systems like single-layer hexagonal boron-nitride (h-BN), for the possibility of making heterogeneous structures to achieve exceptional properties that cannot be realized in graphene. The electrically insulating h-BN and semi-metal graphene may open good opportunities to realize a semiconductor by manipulating the morphology and composition of such heterogeneous structures. Here we report the mechanical properties of… 

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