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Title: Synergism of Electrospinning and Nano-alumina Trihydrate on the Polymorphism, Crystallinity and Piezoelectric Performance of PVDF Nanofibers
Authors: Khalifa, M.
Deeksha, B.
Mahendran, A.
Anandhan, S.
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: JOM, 2018, Vol.70, 7, pp.1313-1318
Abstract: Poly(vinlylidene fluoride) (PVDF) is known for its electroactive phases, which can be nucleated by incorporating nanoparticles into PVDF to enhance its piezoelectric performance. In this study, the synergistic effect of electrospinning and nano alumina trihydrate (ATH) filler was used to enhance the electroactive ? phase of PVDF. Electrospun nanofibers of PVDF/ATH nanocomposite (PANCF) were synthesized with different loadings of ATH. The presence of ATH enhances the surface charges of the electrospun droplets, leading to thinner fibers. The highest ?-phase content was found to be 70.1% for PANCF with 10% ATH. The piezoelectric performance of the nanofiber mats was studied using an indigenous setup. The highest voltage output of 840 mV was produced by PANCF with 10% ATH. These nanofibers could be a promising material in the field of sensors, actuators and energy-harvesting applications. 2018, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.
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