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Title
Graphene: a perfect nanoballoon
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Abstract
We have performed a first-principles density functional theory investigation of the penetration of helium atoms through a graphene monolayer with defects. The relaxation of the graphene layer caused by the incoming helium atoms does not have a strong influence on the height of the energy barriers for penetration. For defective graphene layers, the penetration barriers decrease exponentially with the size of the defects but they are still sufficiently high that very large defects are needed to make the graphene sheet permeable for small atoms and molecules. This makes graphene a very promising material for the construction of nanocages and nanomembranes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Applied physics letters / American Institute of Physics. - New York, N.Y., 1962, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2008
ISSN
0003-6951 [print]
1077-3118 [online]
Volume/pages
93:19(2008), p. 193107,1-193107,3
ISI
000260944100090
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 17.06.2017
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