Piezoelectric, dielectric, and elastic properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride/trifluoroethylene)

H. Wang, Q. M. Zhang, L. E. Cross, A. O. Sykes

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    105 Scopus citations


    The symmetry-predicted nonzero components of the piezoelectric coefficient, dielectric constant, and elastic compliance matrices have been determined on poly(vinylidene fluoride/trifluoroethylene)(75/25) copolymer at room temperature and a frequency of 500 Hz. The temperature dependence of each of the complex piezoelectric coefficients and complex dielectric constants has been measured in the temperature range of -100 to 65°C. The frequency dependence of these coefficients has also been measured at room temperature. It is found that the relaxation observed in the tensile piezoelectric coefficients of this material is different from that of the dielectric constants, whereas the relaxation of the piezoelectric shear constants shows behavior similar to that of the dielectric constants.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3394-3398
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Applied Physics
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - 1993

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


    Dive into the research topics of 'Piezoelectric, dielectric, and elastic properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride/trifluoroethylene)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this