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Characterization of polymeric composite films with MWCNT and Ag nanoparticles
Author(s): Matthew E. Edwards; Ashok K. Batra; Ashwith K. Chilvery; Padmaja Guggilla; Manmohan D. Aggarwal
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Paper Abstract

Using a solution casting technique, for sample preparation, pyroelectric multi-walled carbon nanotubes in polyvinylidene fluoride composite films have been fabricated, to allow the characterization of both the pyroelectric and dielectric properties of such composites. The properties measured include: (1) dielectric constants and (2) pyroelectric coefficient as a function of temperature. From the foregoing parameters, figures-of-merit, for infrared detection and thermal-vidicons, were calculated. The results indicated figures-of-merit of composite film were higher than pristine polyvinylidene fluoride films. Additionally, composite films, composed of pyroelectric Lithium tantalate [(LiTaO3), LT] ceramic particles and silver nanoparticles incorporated into polyvinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene [PVDF-TrFE) 70/30 mol%] copolymer matrix, have been prepared. The results indicate that silver nanoparticles incorporated lithium tantalate:polyvinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene composite films may have application for un-cooled infrared sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8512, Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications II, 851203 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930277
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Matthew E. Edwards, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Ashok K. Batra, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Ashwith K. Chilvery, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Padmaja Guggilla, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Manmohan D. Aggarwal, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8512:
Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications II
Paul D. LeVan; Ashok K. Sood; Priyalal S. Wijewarnasuriya; Arvind I. D'Souza, Editor(s)

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