Ferroelectric materials are intrinsically multifunctional and have found a broad range of applications. A new class of semicrystalline terpolymers comprising vinylidene fluoride (VDF), trifluoroethylene (TrFE), and 1, 1-chlorofluoroethylene (CFE), were prepared at Institut de Saint-Louis (ISL) via a suspension polymerization process. Relevant studies and results show that this class of electroactive polymers offers unique properties in comparison with other ferroelectric polymers. The terpolymer exhibits high electrostrictive strain (>7%) with relatively high modulus (>0.3GPa). It has been also observed that the large electrostrictive strain is nearly constant in the temperature range from 20 to 80°C. The high room temperature relative dielectric constant (∼50), which is the highest among all the known polymers), high induced polarization (∼ 0.05 C/m2), and high electric breakdown field (>400 MV/m) lead to very high volume efficiency for the electric energy storage operated under high voltage (∼10 J/cm 3).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation|
|State||Published - Oct 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering