TITLE

High electrostriction and relaxor ferroelectric behavior in proton-irradiated poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer

AUTHOR(S)
Shishang Guo; Xing-Zhong Zhao; Qifa Zhou; Chan, Helen L.W.; Choy, C.L.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;4/26/2004, Vol. 84 Issue 17, p3349
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Effect of proton irradiation on poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) 56/44 mol % copolymer has been studied using a Mach–Zehnder heterodyne interferometer, polarization hysteresis loop and dielectric constant measurements. The electrical-field-induced strain response of the copolymer after proton bombardment follows a quadratic electrostriction relationship. The electrostrictive coefficient at 5 kHz is similar to that obtained with a bimorph-based strain sensor, but at a much lower electric field. The polarization hysteresis after proton irradiation is reduced considerably and the dielectric constant exhibits typical relaxor behavior, which is suggested as the cause of the observed results. © 2004 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
12879356

 

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