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Effect of filler size and concentration on the structure and properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride)/BaTiO 3 nanocomposites

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The effect of filler size and content in the thermal, mechanical, and electrical response of poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)/BaTiO 3 nanocomposites has been investigated. Dielectric constant increases significantly with increasing filler content and decreasing filler size. Space charge effects at the interface between BaTiO 3 and PVDF strongly influence the dielectric response. The electroactive β-phase of PVDF is nucleated by the presence of the ceramic filler, the effect being strongly dependent on filler size and independent on filler content. This filler/matrix interaction is also responsible for the variations observed in the activation energy of the thermal degradation of the polymer. Smaller particles lead to larger relative contact areas and are responsible for the main variations observed in the thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties of the composites. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

UOW Authors


  •   Mendes, Sérgio Firmino. (external author)
  •   Costa, Carlos M. (external author)
  •   Caparrós, Cristina (external author)
  •   Gomes da Silva Sencadas, Vitor
  •   Lanceros-Méndez, Senentxu (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Mendes, S. F., Costa, C. M., Caparrós, C., Sencadas, V. & Lanceros-Méndez, S. (2012). Effect of filler size and concentration on the structure and properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride)/BaTiO 3 nanocomposites. Journal of Materials Science, 47 (3), 1378-1388.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84855512704

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3716

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 1378

End Page


  • 1388

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • The effect of filler size and content in the thermal, mechanical, and electrical response of poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)/BaTiO 3 nanocomposites has been investigated. Dielectric constant increases significantly with increasing filler content and decreasing filler size. Space charge effects at the interface between BaTiO 3 and PVDF strongly influence the dielectric response. The electroactive β-phase of PVDF is nucleated by the presence of the ceramic filler, the effect being strongly dependent on filler size and independent on filler content. This filler/matrix interaction is also responsible for the variations observed in the activation energy of the thermal degradation of the polymer. Smaller particles lead to larger relative contact areas and are responsible for the main variations observed in the thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties of the composites. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

UOW Authors


  •   Mendes, Sérgio Firmino. (external author)
  •   Costa, Carlos M. (external author)
  •   Caparrós, Cristina (external author)
  •   Gomes da Silva Sencadas, Vitor
  •   Lanceros-Méndez, Senentxu (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Mendes, S. F., Costa, C. M., Caparrós, C., Sencadas, V. & Lanceros-Méndez, S. (2012). Effect of filler size and concentration on the structure and properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride)/BaTiO 3 nanocomposites. Journal of Materials Science, 47 (3), 1378-1388.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84855512704

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3716

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 1378

End Page


  • 1388

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 3