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Synthesis, Characterization, and Modeling
Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials

Scott Bunch, University of Colorado 303 492 6802

Cristian Ciobanu, Colorado School of Mines 303 384 2119

Dmitry Golovaty The University of Akron
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Harold S. Park, Boston University

Ashwin Ramasubramaniam, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

J. Patrick Wilber, The University of Akron

Yujie Wei Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yong Zhu, North Carolina State University 919 513 7735

Mechanics in Materials Science

Low-dimensional nanoscale materials such as graphene, nanotubes and nanowires hold promise for groundbreaking applications in nanomechanical, electronic, and optoelectronic devices. Graphene, carbon nanotubes, and a variety of semiconductor and metallic nanowires have exhibited remarkable electronic and mechanical properties, and there is emerging evidence to suggest that these properties extend to many additional materials such as hexagonal BN, MOS2, and transition-metal dichalcogenides.

The purpose of this symposium is to highlight recent developments in the study of low-dimensional materials. Speakers will identify new directions and approaches to understanding growth mechanisms, mechanical properties and electromechanical coupling of these materilas, as well as explore potential device applications. This symposium will bring together experts from theory, computation, and experiments and will cover, but not be limited to, the following topics:

  • Experimental and modeling approaches to understand the growth, morphology, and defects in low-dimensional materials;
  • Formation, properties, and signatures of the interfacial layer between 2D crystals and the substrate, and the influence of the substrate on the electronic structure of 2D materials;
  • Nanoscale mechanics and electromechanical coupling in low dimensional nanostructures;
  • Size and surface effects on the behavior and properties of crystalline nanostructures; 
  • Deformation and fracture mechanisms in crystalline nanostructures

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