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Nano-clay/poly(vinylidene fluoride) composite films as sensor and actuator element
Author(s): Go Murasawa; Daisuke Wakabayashi; Eiji Yamada; Akihiro Nishioka; Ken Miyata; Tomonori Koda
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Paper Abstract

Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) is a piezoelectric polymer material. In general, it is necessary to give large stretch to PVDF film when PVDF film is used as sensor or actuator element. However, we recently found that PVDF shows piezoelectricity without large stretch if nano-clays are uniformly dispersed into it. The aim of present study is to investigate the possibilities of nano-clay/PVDF composite film as sensor and actuator element. Firstly, PVDF films and nano-clay/PVDF composite film are fabricated by solvent casting. Also, commercial PVDF film is prepared as comparative material. Secondarily, we investigate the change of electrical displacement according to the input voltage of triangle wave by using Sawyer-tower bridge circuit for PVDF films and nano-clay/PVDF composite film. Then, the change of impedance is also measured at broad frequency by using impedance analyzer. Thirdly, we apply the voltage of sine wave to fabricated films, and measure the output oscillation generated from films. Finally, we discuss the possibilities of nano-clay/PVDF composite film as sensor and actuator element.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7644, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2010, 76441F (30 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847526
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Go Murasawa, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Daisuke Wakabayashi, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Eiji Yamada, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Akihiro Nishioka, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Ken Miyata, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Tomonori Koda, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7644:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2010
Zoubeida Ounaies; Jiangyu Li, Editor(s)

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