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Theoretical Investigations on Growth and Fracture Mechanisms of Graphene-based Nanostructures

Grant number: 13/23804-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): October 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Douglas Soares Galvão
Grantee:Eric Perim Martins
Host Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/08293-7 - CCES - Center for Computational Engineering and Sciences, AP.CEPID


In this project we intend to investigate the structural and mechanical properties of graphene-based nanostructures with negative curvatures (Schwarzites). We will also investigate the origin of the asymetric cuts produced by metalic nanoparticles on graphene membranes and on the growth mechanisms of graphene in the presence of oxygen atoms from chemical vapor deposition experiments.In order to carry out these studies we will ab initio and molecular dynamics simulations with classical and reactive potentials.

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