, Volume 45, Issue 19, pp 5135-5149,
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Date: 15 Jun 2010

Probing mechanical properties of graphene with Raman spectroscopy


The use of Raman scattering techniques to study the mechanical properties of graphene films is reviewed here. The determination of Grüneisen parameters of suspended graphene sheets under uni- and bi-axial strain is discussed, and the values are compared to theoretical predictions. The effects of the graphene−substrate interaction on strain and to the temperature evolution of the graphene Raman spectra are discussed. Finally, the relation between mechanical and thermal properties is presented along with the characterization of thermal properties of graphene with Raman spectroscopy.