Enhanced electromechanical properties in poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)-based nanocomposites

Sujay Deshmukh, Zoubeida Ounaies

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Abstract

Efforts to enhance the electromechanical properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) and its copolymers have been directed at optimizing the molecular chemistry, stretching and poling parameters. This study investigates an alternative approach to enhancing the properties via adding nanoinclusions in PVDF. We investigate the enhanced electrostrictive response in PVDF by adding Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs). We also show the change in the non-polar morphology of "as-is" PVDF to the polar γ phase by adding SWNTs and eventually to the piezoelectric β phase by stretching the nanocomposites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 2009, SMASIS2009
Pages71-75
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2009 - Oxnard, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 21 2009Sep 23 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 2009, SMASIS2009
Volume2

Other

Other2009 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2009
CountryUnited States
CityOxnard, CA
Period9/21/099/23/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials

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