Primary and secondary pyroelectric effects of ferroelectric 0-3 composites

Chew, Khian Hooi and Choy, C.L. and Shin, F.G. and Ploss, B. and Chan, H.L.W. (2003) Primary and secondary pyroelectric effects of ferroelectric 0-3 composites. Journal of Applied Physics, 94 (2). pp. 1134-1145. ISSN 0021-8979, DOI

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Simple and tractable analytical expressions for determining the pyroelectricity in ferroelectric 0-3 composites have been developed. For the dilute suspension limit, expressions for the effective pyroelectric and other thermal electromechanical properties are derived within the framework of the Maxwell-Wagner approach. Then, an effective-medium theory is employed to examine the first and second pyroelectric coefficients in the concentrated suspension regime. The effective-medium approach as compared to the Maxwell-Wagner approach results in a better agreement with known experimental data up to higher volume fraction of inclusions. The pyroelectricity of 0-3 composites of ceramic inclusions embedded in the P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer matrix and of P(VDF-TrFE) inclusions embedded in a ceramic matrix are analyzed numerically under different polarization configurations. The theoretical predictions show that the secondary pyroelectric effects in composite systems with ceramic as the matrix are stronger than those with the copolymer as the matrix and can sometimes dominate the pyroelectricity for certain compositions. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polymer composites, Thin-films, Piezoelectricity
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2013 01:43
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 07:35

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