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TitleElectroactive phases of poly(vinylidene fluoride) : determination, processing and applications
Author(s)Martins, P.
Lopes, A. C.
Lanceros-Méndez, S.
KeywordsPoly(vinylidene fluoride)
Copolymers
Piezoelectric
Electroactive phases
Issue date2014
PublisherPergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
JournalProgress in Polymer Science
Abstract(s)Poly(vinylidene fluoride), PVDF, and its copolymers are the family of polymers with the highest dielectric constant and electroactive response, including piezoelectric, pyroelectric and ferroelectric effects. The electroactive properties are increasingly important in a wide range of applications such as in biomedicine, energy generation and storage, monitorization and control and include the development of sensors and actuators, separator and filtration membranes and smart scaffolds, among others. For many of these applications the polymer should be in one of its electroactive phases. This review presents the developments and summarizes the main characteristics of the electroactive phases of PVDF and copolymers, indicates the different processing strategies as well as the way in which the phase content is identified and quantified. Further, recent advances in the development of electroactive composites allowing novel effects, such as magnetoelectric responses, and opening new applications areas are presented. Finally, some of the more interesting potential application and processing challenges are discussed.
TypeArticle
DescriptionIn Press
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/26898
DOI10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2013.07.006
ISSN0079-6700
Peer-Reviewedyes
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