The interaction of graphene with neighboring materials and structures plays an important role in its behavior, both scientifically and technologically. The interactions are complicated due to the interplay between surface forces and possibly nonlinear elastic behavior. Here we review recent experimental and theoretical advances in the understanding of graphene adhesion. We organize our discussion into experimental and theoretical efforts directed toward: graphene conformation to a substrate, determination of adhesion energy, and applications where graphene adhesion plays an important role. We conclude with a brief prospectus outlining open issues.
Solid State Communications
- Pub Date:
- August 2012
- Condensed Matter - Materials Science;
- Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
- Review article to appear in special issue on graphene in Solid State Communications