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Electromechanical response of P(VDF-CTFE) and its blends with P(VDF-TrFE)
Author(s): Zhimin Li; Yuhong Wang; Zhong-Yang Cheng
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Paper Abstract

In an effort to develop very inexpensive electroactive polymers, P(VDF-CTFE) and its blends with P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer are studied and reported. A high electrostrictive strain of 5% was observed in the treated P(VDF-CTFE) and its blends with blend ratio 10/90 wt% [P(VDF-TrFE)/P(VDF-CTFE)]. Combined with Young’s modulus, dielectric constant, and the piezoelectric constant, the electromechanical coupling factor and energy density of this blend system are evaluated and compared with irradiated P(VDF-TrFE) and terpolymer P(VDF-TrFE-CTFE).

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5759, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (6 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.598845
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Zhimin Li, Auburn Univ. (United States)
Yuhong Wang, Auburn Univ. (United States)
Zhong-Yang Cheng, Auburn Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5759:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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