Electrospinning of continuous piezoelectric yarns for composite application

Natasha C. Lagoudas, Zoubeida Ounaies

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Abstract

The focus of this research is to electrospin continuous yarns of piezoelectric nanofibers. Incorporating piezoelectric polymer fibers in traditional composites can add sensing and actuation capabilities, which creates a wide array of potential applications. To process nanofibers with piezoelectric properties, we are pursuing the electrospinning of poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) in DMAc. A method of electrospinning on water is used to form the continuous fibers, which are then tested using DSC, XRD, and microscopy. Through this technique, we see evidence that the non-polar α-phase of PVDF is converted to the polar β-phase, which is responsible for its piezoelectric behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBehavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2008
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 17 2008
EventBehavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2008Mar 13 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6929
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherBehavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/10/083/13/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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