Bending Properties of Single Functionalized Graphene Sheets Probed by Atomic Force Microscopy

Citation:

Schniepp, H. C. ; Kudin, K. N. ; Li, J. L. ; Prud'homme, R. K. ; Car, R. ; Saville, D. A. ; Aksay, I. A. Bending Properties of Single Functionalized Graphene Sheets Probed by Atomic Force Microscopy. ACS Nano 2008, 2 2577-2584.

Date Published:

Dec

Type of Article:

Article

ISBN Number:

1936-0851

Accession Number:

WOS:000262023600024

Abstract:

We probe the bending characteristics of functionalized graphene sheets with the tip of an atomic force microscope. Individual sheets are transformed from a flat into a folded configuration. Sheets can be reversibly folded and unfolded multiple times, and the folding always occurs at the same location. This observation suggests that the folding and bending behavior of the sheets is dominated by pre-existing kink (or even fault) lines consisting of defects and/or functional groups.