Current Nanoscience


Electrical Properties of Binary PVDF/clay and Ternary Graphite-doped PVDF/clay Nanocomposites

Author(s): Yuchao Li, Sie Chin Tjong.


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.

Keywords: Clay, dielectric response, graphite, hybrid, nanocomposite, polyvinylidene fluoride.

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Article Details

Year: 2012
Page: [732 - 738]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/157341312802884517
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