Ferroelectric copolymers and terpolymers for electrostrictors: Synthesis and properties

F. Bauer, E. Fousson, Q. M. Zhang, L. M. Lee

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    Semicrystalline terpolymers comprising vinylidene fluoride (VDF), trifluoroethylene (TrFE), and 1,1-chlorofluoroethylene (CFE), terpolymers were prepared via a suspension polymerization process. For two specific compositions, relevant relaxor properties as well as high dielectric permittivity have been observed. More importantly, very large electrostrictive strains (∼7%) were achieved in these terpolymers.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)293-298
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Apr 2004

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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