MESCDProject reference: 299855
Funded under :
"Tuning of the mechanical and electronic properties of graphene by strain, chemical doping and defects"
Total cost:EUR 177 000
EU contribution:EUR 177 000
Call for proposal:FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IIFSee other projects for this call
Funding scheme:MC-IIF - International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)
"The mechanical properties of graphene, the thinnest material in the world, will be investigated theoretically. This project will focus on the basic and advanced mechanical properties that are potentially useful for controlling: i) the strain distribution, ii) the band gap, and iii) the observation and visualization of electronic polarization in single/multilayer graphene. The theoretical
approaches will be based on large scale classical atomistic simulations and density functional theory methods. An essential part of the proposal is the transfer of knowledge to the host
organisation by means of research on very timely topics. The candidate will provide hands on knowledge transfer on state of the art Molecular Dynamics simulation method for obtaining
thermo-mechanical properties of large scale graphene flakes, electronic band structure calculations of nanostructured and chemically modified graphene flakes, Quantum Monte Carlo calculations for studying many electron graphene quantum dots, and providing the required input data for tight-binding calculations."
EU contribution: EUR 177 000
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