An overview of the piezoelectric phenomenon in amorphous polymers

Zoubeida Ounaies, Jennifer A. Young, Joycelyn S. Harrison

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An overview of the piezoelectric activity in amorphous piezoelectric polymers is presented. The criteria required to render a polymer piezoelectric are discussed. Although piezoelectricity is a coupling between mechanical and electrical properties, most research has concentrated on the electrical properties of potentially piezoelectric polymers. In this work, we present comparative mechanical data as a function of temperature and offer a summary of polarization and electromechanical properties for each of the polymers considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-103
Number of pages16
JournalACS Symposium Series
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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