Molecular dynamics simulation study on mechanicalproperties of Janus MoSSe monolayer br

Z Yu-Hang and L Xiao-Bao and Z Chun-Xiao and W Mei-Qin and P Yu-Xue, ACTA PHYSICA SINICA, 72, 046201 (2023).

DOI: 10.7498/aps.72.20221815

This work systematically studies the mechanical responses of a novel semiconducting Janus MoSSemonolayer subjected to uniaxial tensile loadings by molecular dynamics simulations. It is found that the JanusMoSSe monolayer shows clearly anisotropic responses along armchair direction and the zigzag direction. Thephase transition behavior is observed when the Janus MoSSe monolayer is under the action of tension along thezigzag direction at temperatures below 100 K, while it does not exist in any other conditions. The Young'smodulus, ultimate strength and ultimate strain decrease with temperature increasing. Particularly, the ductile-to-brittle fracture behavior is observed when uniaxial tension is applied along the zigzag direction depending ontemperatures. The underline fracture mechanism is analyzed. Moreover, mechanical properties of Janus MoSSemonolayer with various grain boundaries are also carefully explored. It is found that the ultimate strength andultimate strain depend more sensitively on narrow grains than on those wider ones. The crack is initialized nearthe grain boundaries and propagates along the direction almost perpendicular to the grain boundaries. Thefindings of this work may shed light on design and optimization of nanoscale electronic devices based on theJanus MoSSe monolayers

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