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Electroactive poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based structures for advanced applications

  • Ribeiro, Clarisse; Costa, Carlos M.; Correia, Daniela M.; Nunes-Pereira, João; Oliveira, Juliana; Martins, Pedro; Gonçalves, Renato; Cardoso, Vanessa F.; Lanceros-Méndez, Senentxu
  • Nature Protocols, 13(4), 681-704, 2018

Publisher: Springer Nature

Abstract

Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) and its copolymers are the polymers with the highest dielectric constants and electroactive responses, including piezoelectric, pyroelectric and ferroelectric effects. This semicrystalline polymer can crystallize in five different forms, each related to a different chain conformation. Of these different phases, the β phase is the one with the highest dipolar moment and the highest piezoelectric response; therefore, it is the most interesting for a diverse range of applications. Thus, a variety of processing methods have been developed to induce the formation of ...

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