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Graphene holds promise as a protective coating; however, lattice defects may hinder its practical applicability. Here, the authors investigate the oxidation behavior of graphene-coated copper foils and unveil the interplay between structural defects and oxygen radicals from water molecules in ambient air.
The mechanical resonances of atomically thin membranes show nonlinear responses at driving forces in the picoNewton range. Here, the authors develop a contactless method to extract the Young’s modulus of 2D materials from the nonlinear dynamic response of these nanomechanical resonators.