Ferroelectric polarization and pyroelectric activity of functionalized P(VDF-TrFE) thin film lead free nanocomposites

Mahdi, Rahman Ismael and Gan, Wee Chen and Abd Majid, Wan Haliza and Mukri, Nurul Izzah and Furukawa, Takeo (2018) Ferroelectric polarization and pyroelectric activity of functionalized P(VDF-TrFE) thin film lead free nanocomposites. Polymer, 141. pp. 184-193. ISSN 0032-3861, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2018.03.004.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2018.03.004


The ferroelectric, pyroelectric, and dielectric properties of 0–3 nanocomposite systems of ferroelectric (Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3-(Bi0.5K0.5)TiO3-BaTiO3 ceramics with a vinylidene fluoride/trifluoethylene copolymer were investigated. It was observed that the interface effect between the polymer matrix and nanofiller improves the polarization response in nanocomposite. As a result, significant enhancements in remnant polarization of 130 mC/m2 and pyroelectric sensitivity of 90 μC/m2K are achieved compared to 85 mC/m2 and 26 μC/m2K for pure polymer matrix. Full ferroelectric polarization reversal in the nanocomposite system was supported by a displacement (D) – electric field (E) hysteresis loop and evidence of pyroelectric activity. This finding suggests that the local field plays an important key in facilitating the poling procedure. Therefore, the functional electrical properties of the nanocomposites can be significantly enhanced by controlling the permittivity and conductivity of the inorganic ferroelectric ceramic nanofiller to match the required parameters. Microscopic features of the ferroelectric polarization are also discussed in terms of a two-step switching process. The approach developed her open the way of rational design and assembly of lead free nanocomposite as flexible, light and high performance smart materials, satisfying various requirements for emerging applications.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) , ( PG099-2015A ), UMRG Grant ( RP026B-15AFR ) and Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) , ( PG076-2015A )
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lead free nanocomposites; Ferroelectric polarization reversal; Pyroelectric activity
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 28 May 2019 05:10
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 05:10
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/21368

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