monolayer materials

Top and side views of soft mode instabilities in strained monolayer materials. In graphene, boron nitride, and graphane the backbone distorts towards isolated six-atom rings, while molybdenum disulfide undergoes a distinct distortion towards trigonal pyramidal coordination.
Supercomputers Reveal Strange, Stress-Induced Transformations in World’s Thinnest Materials

Columbia researchers used Brookhaven Lab supercomputer simulations to map and compare the transformations and breaking