Non-linear actuation response of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) based nanocomposites

Sujay Deshmukh, Zoubeida Ounaies

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Abstract

Recent research on overcoming inherent limitations on the electromechanical properties of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and copolymers has been directed towards adding nanoinclusions to take advantage of their scale and properties. This research shows that adding single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) creates a quadratic electromechanical response in PVDF. Enhanced effective dielectric constant and formation of polar microstructure suggests an electrostrictive response. Contributions from Joule heating will be assessed next, as they may be significant at higher SWNT content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBehavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2010
Volume7644
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2010
EventBehavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2010 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2010Mar 11 2010

Other

OtherBehavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/8/103/11/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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