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Title: Spontaneous depolarization current in different mole ratio VDF/TrFE ferroelectric copolymers
Authors: Peng, Zhi
Zhang, Xingyuan
Chan, Helen L. W.
Choy, Chung-loong
Subjects: Cooling
Differential scanning calorimetry
Electric charge
Electric current measurement
Electric fields
Ferroelectric materials
Heat treatment
Organic compounds
Phase transitions
Plastics casting
Spectroscopy
Temperature
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: IEEE
Source: ISE 10 : 10th International Symposium on Electrets : 22-24 September 1999, European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Greece : proceedings, p. 379-382.
Abstract: Vinylidene fluoride (VDF)/trifluoroethylene (TrFE) ferroelectric copolymer samples with different mole ratio of 56/44, 70/30 and 77/23 were fabricated by casting from methyl ethyl ketone and followed by slowly cooling from melting state. Trapped delocalized charges during circulating thermo-stimulating have been observed as spontaneous depolarization current (SDC). For VDF(56)/TrFE(44) copolymer, SDC spectra show a positive current peak at 72°C during heating and a negative peak at 58°C during cooling. For VDF(70)/TrFE(30) copolymer, SDC spectra display a positive current peak at 114°C during heating and present a negative peak at 58°C and a positive one at 52°C during cooling, respectively. As for VDF(77)/TrFE(23) sample, SDC show a negative peak at 71°C and a positive one at 63°C during cooling. By comparison with DSC measurements, the peaks are ascribed to the conformation change during ferro-to-paraelectric or para-to-ferroelectric phase transition at heating or cooling processes. This is also an evidence of two coexistent ferroelectric phases in the VDF/TrFE copolymers. Poling above Tc, the electric field can cause the sample an observable change.
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Type: Conference Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/577
ISBN: 0-7803-5025-1
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