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TitleNucleation of electroactive β-phase poly(vinilidene fluoride) with CoFe2O4 and NiFe2O4 nanofillers : a new method for the preparation of multiferroic nanocomposites
Author(s)Martins, P.
Costa, Carlos M.
Lanceros-Méndez, S.
Issue date2011
PublisherSpringer
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing
Citation"Applied Physics A : Materials Science & Processing". 103:1 (2001) 233-237.
Abstract(s)Multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials show enormous potential for technological developments. Multiferroic composites are more attractive for applications due to their enhanced properties with respect to single-phase multiferroic materials. In this paper we report on the nucleation of the electroactive β-phase of poly(vinylidene fluoride), PVDF, by the addition of CoFe2O4 and NiFe2O4 nanoparticles in order to prepare poly(vinylidene fluoride)/ferrite nanocomposite for multiferroic and magnetoelectric applications,. The dispersed ferrite nano-filler particles strongly enhance the nucleation of the β-phase of the polymer matrix. In this way, magnetoelectric polymer nancomposites can be processed avoiding the usual to phase transformation by stretching of the polymer matrix.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/12285
DOI10.1007/s00339-010-6003-7
ISSN0947-8396
Peer-Reviewedyes
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