Séminaire Tapio ALA NISSILA – 3 juin 2016 – ILM

Le Vendredi 3 Juin 2016 à 11h00

Lieu: Amphi Paul Dirac, bât Dirac (IPN)



(Aalto University School of Science, Finland)

Professeur invité à l’ILM (équipe MMCI) dont le séjour est financé par le dispositif MOBILITE IN du Labex iMUST

Multiscale Modelling of Graphene from Nano to Micron Scales



Over the last few years novel two-dimensional materials and  nanoscopically thin heteroepitaxial overlayers have attracted intense attention due to their unusual properties and important technological applications. Many physical properties of these systems such as thermal conductivity and electrical transport are intimately coupled to the large scale mechanical and structural properties of the materials.
However, modeling such properties is a formidable challenge due to a wide span of length and time scales involved. In this talk, I will review recent significant progress in structural multi-scale modeling of two dimensional materials and thin heteroepitaxial overlayers [1], and graphene in particular [2], based to a large extent on the Phase Field Crystal (PFC) model. The PFC framework allows one to reach diffusive time scales for structural
relaxation of the materials at the atomic scale, which facilitates quantitative characterisation of domain walls, dislocations, grain boundaries, and strain-driven self-organisation up to almost micron length scales. This allows one to study e.g. thermal conduction and electrical transport in realistic multi-grain systems.

1. K. R. Elder et al,. Phys. Rev. Lett. vol. 108, 226102 (2012); Phys.
Rev. B vol. 88, 075423 (2013); J. Chem. Phys. 144, 174703 (2016).
2. P. Hirvonen et al., arXiv:1605.03765 (2016).