Publication
Title
Anharmonic effects on thermodynamic properties of a graphene monolayer
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Abstract
We extend the unsymmetrized self-consistent-field method (USF) for anharmonic crystals to layered non-Bravais crystals to investigate structural, dynamical and thermodynamic properties of a free-standing graphene monolayer. In this theory, the main anharmonicity of the crystal lattice has been included and the quantum corrections are taken into account in an h-expansion for the one-particle density matrix. The obtained result for the thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) of graphene shows a strong temperature dependence and agrees with experimental results by Bao et al. (Nat. Nanotechnol., 4 (2009) 562). The obtained value of TEC at room temperature (300 K) is -6.4 x 10(- 6) K- 1 and it becomes positive for T > T-alpha = 358K. We find that quantum effects are significant for T < 1000 K. The interatomic distance, effective amplitudes of the graphene lattice vibrations, adiabatic and isothermal bulk moduli, isobaric and isochoric heat capacities are also calculated and their temperature dependences are determined. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2014
Language
English
Source (journal)
Europhysics letters. - Paris
Publication
Paris : 2014
ISSN
0295-5075
Volume/pages
107:5(2014), 6 p.
Article Reference
56004
ISI
000341559900020
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 09.10.2014
Last edited 13.10.2017
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