Electrospinning of continuous piezoelectric yarns for composite application

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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
Publication statusPublished - 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
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/10/083/13/08

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Lagoudas, N. C., & Ounaies, Z. (2008). Electrospinning of continuous piezoelectric yarns for composite application. In Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2008 [69292N] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6929). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790447