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|Title:||Effect of zeolite content in the electrical, mechanical and thermal degradation response of poly(vinylidene fluoride)/NaY zeolite composites|
|Author(s):||Lopes, A. C.|
Gonçalves, Renato Ferreira
Costa, C. M.
Fonseca, A. Maurício C.
Neves, Isabel C.
|Publisher:||American Scientific Publishers|
|Journal:||Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology|
|Abstract(s):||Polymer based composites of α-PVDF doped with different NaY zeolite (Na53Al53Si139O384) content were investigated. A good dispersion of NaY zeolite within the polymer matrix is achieved. The introduction of NaY nanoparticles enhance the storage modulus and the dielectric constant at room temperature. The dielectric constant at room temperature increases up to the value of 500 for the 32 wt% composite, at 1 kHz. The increase of the dielectric constant is mainly attributed to interfacial polarization effects. For increasing zeolite content, the nanocomposite conductivity shows two conducting regimes separted by the so called breaking voltage, which is associated to an intrazeolite charge transport. Thermogravimetric results show that the introduction of zeolites affects the thermal degradation of the polymer for low zeolite contents and also indicate the presence of water that also plays an important role in the electrical response of the materials.|
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