Higher-order phenomena in nanomechanics of two-dimensional material membranes

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This thesis studies higher-order material properties* and effects in van der Waals crystals, such as anisotropic Young’s modulus, magnetostriction, and non-trivial thermal expansion effects near magnetic and electronic phase transitions, that can affect the nanomechanical motion ofmultilayer two-dimensional (2D) material membranes. These couplings make the motion of nanomechanical resonators a useful and universal tool to probe 2Dmaterial properties that are often hard to access otherwise. The thesis consists of four parts...
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Steeneken, P.G., Supervisor
  • van der Zant, H.S.J., Supervisor
Award date1 Nov 2021
Print ISBNs978-90-8593-492-9
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • two-dimensional materials
  • nanomechanics
  • resonance
  • NEMS
  • graphene
  • pressure sensor
  • magnetic materials
  • phase transitions
  • anisotropy
  • laser interferometry


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