We report a class of poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) [P(VDF-TrFE)] copolymers synthesized via reductive dechlorination from P(VDF-CTFE) [termed as the reduced P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer], which exhibit ferroelectric relaxor behavior at high temperature (∼100 °C). It was found that the reduced P(VDF-TrFE) 6634 mol % copolymer has very high content of head-to-head and tail-to-tail defects, which may act as random defects, leading to the observed ferroelectric relaxor at high temperature. Furthermore, the reduced copolymer also exhibits a high melting point (∼200 °C), which also makes it attractive for high-temperature dielectric applications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)