Linear Oscillations of Suspended Graphene
Due to their excellent mechanical properties and extra high electroconductivity, suspended graphene sheets recently were proposed as perspective working elements of nanosystems. This work is devoted to derivation of natural frequencies of such sheets. Two different approaches are proposed. The first one is based on representation of the graphene sheet as a thin rectangular membrane. In this case the transversal oscillations are described with the classical one-dimensional wave equation. Evaluation of the tension force in the membrane is performed basing on the misfit between the graphene and silicon substrate crystal lattices. As a result, the natural frequencies are found as the functions of the membrane length. Another approach is to represent a graphene sheet as a thin plate. In this case a bending rigidity of graphene has to be taken into account. As a result, it is shown that the bending rigidity is more significant for the short resonators and leads to the higher frequencies in comparison the long resonators.
KeywordsGraphene Sheet Graphene Layer Linear Density Plate Model Silicon Oxide Substrate
The work is supported by RFBR grant 14-01-802 and the President’s of Russian Federation grant MK–4873.2014.1.
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