Synthesis and electric properties of VDF/TRFE/HFP terpolymers

A. Petchsuk, T. C. Chung

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This paper focuses on the molecular structure-electric property relationships of VDF/TrFE/HFP terpolymers, containing vinylidene difluoride (VDF), trifluoroethylene (TrFE) and hexafluoropropene (HFP) units. Several terpolymers were synthesized and evaluated with the corresponding VDF/TrFE copolymers. In general, a small amount of bulky HFP units in the polymer chain prevents the long sequence crystallization and results in smaller ferroelectric (polar) domains, which show the improves electric properties. The resulting terpolymer posses an interesting combined properties with good processibility, low Curie transition temperature and high dielectric constant, narrow polarization hysteresis loop, and high strain response (2.5%) at relatively low electric field (50 MV/m).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1558-1559
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2000
EventWashington,DC. Meeting - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Aug 20 2000Aug 24 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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