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2 April 2008 Electrospinning of continuous piezoelectric yarns for composite application
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The focus of this research is to electrospin continuous yarns of piezoelectric nanofibers. Incorporating piezoelectric polymer fibers in traditional composites can add sensing and actuation capabilities, which creates a wide array of potential applications. To process nanofibers with piezoelectric properties, we are pursuing the electrospinning of poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) in DMAc. A method of electrospinning on water is used to form the continuous fibers, which are then tested using DSC, XRD, and microscopy. Through this technique, we see evidence that the non-polar α-phase of PVDF is converted to the polar β-phase, which is responsible for its piezoelectric behavior.
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Natasha C. Lagoudas and Zoubeida Ounaies "Electrospinning of continuous piezoelectric yarns for composite application", Proc. SPIE 6929, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2008, 69292N (2 April 2008);

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