Self-Driven Graphene Tearing and Peeling: A Fully Atomistic Molecular Dynamics Investigation

  title={Self-Driven Graphene Tearing and Peeling: A Fully Atomistic Molecular Dynamics Investigation},
  author={Alexandre F. Fonseca and Douglas Soares Galv{\~a}o},
  journal={arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics},
In spite of years of intense research, graphene continues to produce surprising results. Recently, it was experimentally observed that under certain conditions graphene can self-drive its tearing and peeling from substrates. This process can generate long, micrometer sized, folded nanoribbons without the action of any external forces. Also, during this cracking-like propagation process, the width of the graphene folded ribbon continuously decreases and the process only stops when the width… 

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