Symposium NM11—Deformable Atomically Thin Materials—Mechanics, Materials and Devices
Many mechanical deformations, such as buckling, crumpling, wrinkling, collapsing, and delamination, are usually considered as threats to mechanical integrity and are avoided or reduced in the traditional design of materials and structures. However, the careful control of materials systems and applied stresses enable the tailoring of such mechanical instabilities to deterministically create functional morphologies. In particular, owing to their ultralow bending stiffness, one can utilize deformation of atomically-thin materials (such as graphene, BN, transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers, Si nano-membranes, etc.) to enable new structural properties and device-level functionalities, beyond those in bulk material systems.
This symposium will cover fundamental mechanics theory and modeling of atomically-thin materials and devices, elucidating how controlled deformation and strain engineering can enable new materials properties and device functions. On the experimental side, the symposium will cover advances in material synthesis and assembly/processing as well as controlled deformation and straining of atomically-thin materials. Furthermore, the symposium will also focus on how such controlled deformation and straining will lead to the emergent properties, including thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical and/or hybrid properties. Finally, potential applications on adaptive/conformal and multifunctional electronics based on deformed/strained atomically-thin materials will be presented.
Interdisciplinary topics related to mechanics, physics, and materials science and engineering will be presented by invited speakers in order to accelerate the development of these new forms of materials and applications. Interdisciplinary presentations from invited speakers are also aimed to motivate synergistic research collaborations in the field of deformed and strained atomically-thin materials.