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Performance of electroactive poly(vinylidene fluoride) against UV radiation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In this work, a study has been carried out to investigate the resistance of commercial poly(vinylidene fluoride) PVDF in its β phase to UV radiation using a xenon lamp. The radiation was applied for 10 weeks and, during this time, the variation in the chemical structure, crystallinity, dielectric and piezoelectric response was monitored. The results show that PVDF has a very good resistance against the effect of UV radiation as no significant changes were detected either at a molecular level or in the electro-active response. It can be concluded that PVDF shows high stability towards photodegradation and can be used for outdoor applications without loss in performance.

UOW Authors


  •   Botelho, Gabriela (external author)
  •   Silva, M M. (external author)
  •   Gonçalves, A M. (external author)
  •   Gomes da Silva Sencadas, Vitor
  •   Nunes, J S. (external author)
  •   Lanceros-Méndez, Senentxu (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Botelho, G., Silva, M. M., Gonçalves, A. M., Sencadas, V., Serrado-Nunes, J. & Lanceros-Méndez, S. (2008). Performance of electroactive poly(vinylidene fluoride) against UV radiation. Polymer Testing, 27 (7), 818-822.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-51249118710

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3747

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 818

End Page


  • 822

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 7

Abstract


  • In this work, a study has been carried out to investigate the resistance of commercial poly(vinylidene fluoride) PVDF in its β phase to UV radiation using a xenon lamp. The radiation was applied for 10 weeks and, during this time, the variation in the chemical structure, crystallinity, dielectric and piezoelectric response was monitored. The results show that PVDF has a very good resistance against the effect of UV radiation as no significant changes were detected either at a molecular level or in the electro-active response. It can be concluded that PVDF shows high stability towards photodegradation and can be used for outdoor applications without loss in performance.

UOW Authors


  •   Botelho, Gabriela (external author)
  •   Silva, M M. (external author)
  •   Gonçalves, A M. (external author)
  •   Gomes da Silva Sencadas, Vitor
  •   Nunes, J S. (external author)
  •   Lanceros-Méndez, Senentxu (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Botelho, G., Silva, M. M., Gonçalves, A. M., Sencadas, V., Serrado-Nunes, J. & Lanceros-Méndez, S. (2008). Performance of electroactive poly(vinylidene fluoride) against UV radiation. Polymer Testing, 27 (7), 818-822.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-51249118710

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3747

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 818

End Page


  • 822

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 7