Electrical Properties of Binary PVDF/clay and Ternary Graphite-doped PVDF/clay Nanocomposites
Authors: Li, Yuchao; Chin Tjong, Sie
Source: Current Nanoscience, Volume 8, Number 5, October 2012 , pp. 732-738(7)
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
Abstract:Functional polyvinylidene fluoride based composites filled with two-dimensional clay platelets and graphite nanosheets were prepared by means of solution mixing process. The dielectric responses of binary PVDF-clay and ternary graphite doped PVDF-clay nanocomposites were determined using broad band AC impedance spectroscopy. The results showed that the clay additions enhance permittivity of PVDF due to the formation of beta-phase polymorph. The permittivity of PVDF-clay nanocomposites can be further increased by adding conductive graphite nanosheet (GN). The hybrid composite with 3 wt% GN exhibited dielectric permittivity of 195 and low tangent loss of 0.45.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2012
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