Acta Mechanica

, Volume 223, Issue 12, pp 2591–2596 | Cite as

Elastic properties of hybrid graphene/boron nitride monolayer

  • Qing Peng
  • Amir R. Zamiri
  • Wei Ji
  • Suvranu De


Recently, hybridized monolayers consisting of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) phases inside a graphene layer have been synthesized and shown to be an effective way of opening band gap in graphene monolayers (Ci et al. in Nat Mater 9(5):430–435, 2010). In this paper, we report a first-principles density functional theory study of the h-BN domain size effect on the elastic properties of graphene/boron nitride hybrid monolayers (h-BNC). We found that both in-plane stiffness and longitudinal sound velocity of h-BNC linearly decrease with h-BN concentration. Our results could be used for the design of future graphene-based nanodevices of surface acoustic wave sensors and waveguides.


Surface Acoustic Wave Hexagonal Boron Nitride Electronic Charge Density Longitudinal Sound Velocity Total Electronic Charge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qing Peng
    • 1
  • Amir R. Zamiri
    • 1
  • Wei Ji
    • 1
  • Suvranu De
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear EngineeringRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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