Ferroelectric polymers for electrical energy storage

Yingying Lu, Jason Claude, Junjun Li, Siwei Liang, Paisan Khanchaitit, Jilin Pan, Qing Wang

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Dielectric polymers are attractive for applications in electrical energy storage with reduced volume, weight and cost. This talk will describe our efforts to develop new polymer based dielectric materials with high energy densities. We have developed a modular approach toward poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)-based ferroelectric polymers exhibiting high dielectric constants (K =50 @ 1 kHz). This approach allows the chemical compositions of the resulting polymers to be precisely controlled, leading to a library of ferroelectric polymers with tunable dielectric constants. The structural dependence of dielectric breakdown strength for the ferroelectric polymers has also been investigated. It is found by numerical calculations that an electromechanical breakdown agrees quantitatively with experimental characteristics of the breakdown field with polymer composition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 236th National Meeting and Exposition, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008 - Philadelpia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2008Aug 21 2008

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Other236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelpia, PA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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