Carbon nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, graphene, etc.) have received significant attention from the academia and industry in the past two decades owing to their superior material properties. Mechanicians have played a major role in the fundamental understanding of the mechanical properties of carbon nanomaterials, and in their wide-range applications.

This focused section on Mechanics of Carbon Nanomaterials represents an important collection of papers from leading mechanicians in this field. The papers cover different materials, properties, and applications, and will serve as good references for young mechanicians to learn the state-of-the-art on mechanics of carbon nanomaterials.

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