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Poly[(vinylidene fluoride)-co-trifluoroethylene] membranes obtained by isothermal crystallization from solution

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Electroactive macroporous poly[(vinylidene fluoride)-co-trifluoroethylene] membranes have been produced by solvent evaporation at room temperature, starting with a diluted solution of the copolymer in dimethylformamide. The pore architecture consists of interconnected spherical pores. This architecture is independent of the membrane thickness. The thickness of the membranes ranges from a few to several hundred mm, using spin coating and evaporation in static conditions, respectively. The pore structure is explained by a spinodal decomposition of the liquid/liquid phase separation and crystallization in the copolymer-rich phase.© 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

UOW Authors


  •   Ferreira, A (external author)
  •   Silva, J P. (external author)
  •   Gomes da Silva Sencadas, Vitor
  •   Gomez Ribelles, J L. (external author)
  •   Lanceros-Méndez, Senentxu (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Ferreira, A., Silva, J., Sencadas, V., Gomez Ribelles, J. Luís. & Lanceros-Méndez, S. (2010). Poly[(vinylidene fluoride)-co-trifluoroethylene] membranes obtained by isothermal crystallization from solution. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 295 (6), 523-528.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77954010654

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3734

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 523

End Page


  • 528

Volume


  • 295

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.interscience.wiley.com/

Abstract


  • Electroactive macroporous poly[(vinylidene fluoride)-co-trifluoroethylene] membranes have been produced by solvent evaporation at room temperature, starting with a diluted solution of the copolymer in dimethylformamide. The pore architecture consists of interconnected spherical pores. This architecture is independent of the membrane thickness. The thickness of the membranes ranges from a few to several hundred mm, using spin coating and evaporation in static conditions, respectively. The pore structure is explained by a spinodal decomposition of the liquid/liquid phase separation and crystallization in the copolymer-rich phase.© 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

UOW Authors


  •   Ferreira, A (external author)
  •   Silva, J P. (external author)
  •   Gomes da Silva Sencadas, Vitor
  •   Gomez Ribelles, J L. (external author)
  •   Lanceros-Méndez, Senentxu (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Ferreira, A., Silva, J., Sencadas, V., Gomez Ribelles, J. Luís. & Lanceros-Méndez, S. (2010). Poly[(vinylidene fluoride)-co-trifluoroethylene] membranes obtained by isothermal crystallization from solution. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 295 (6), 523-528.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77954010654

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3734

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 523

End Page


  • 528

Volume


  • 295

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.interscience.wiley.com/