In situ control of graphene ripples and strain in the electron microscope

Author(s)
U. Ludacka, M.R.A. Monazam, C. Rentenberger, M. Friedrich, U. Stefanelli, J. C. Meyer, J. Kotakoski
Abstract

We demonstrate control over the three-dimensional (3D) structure of suspended 2D materials in a transmission electron microscope. The shape of our graphene samples is measured from the diffraction patterns recorded at different sample tilts while applying tensile strain on the sample carrier. The changes in the shape of the pattern and in individual diffraction spots allow us to analyze both corrugations and strain in the lattice. Due to the significant effect of ripples and strain on the properties of 2D materials, our results may lead to new ways for their engineering for applications.

Organisation(s)
Physics of Nanostructured Materials, Department of Mathematics
Journal
npj 2D Materials and Applications
Volume
2
ISSN
2397-7132
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41699-018-0069-z
Publication date
12-2018
Publication status
Published
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103008 Experimental physics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
Materials Science(all), Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, Condensed Matter Physics, Chemistry(all)
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/in-situ-control-of-graphene-ripples-and-strain-in-the-electron-microscope(ff27d72a-f081-4ec7-9850-24d722d65a1e).html