The low fracture toughness of graphene has raised sharp questions about its strength in the presence of crack-like flaws. Here, we discuss a number of recent studies that suggest some promising routes as well as open questions on the possibility of toughening graphene with controlled distributions of topological defects.
Toughening Graphene With Topological Defects: A Perspective
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Manuscript received March 13, 2015; final manuscript received March 13, 2015; published online March 30, 2015. Editor: Yonggang Huang.
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Zhang, T., and Gao, H. (May 1, 2015). "Toughening Graphene With Topological Defects: A Perspective." ASME. J. Appl. Mech. May 2015; 82(5): 051001. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4030052
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