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Title: Preparation and characterization of poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer nanowires and nanotubes
Authors: Lau, ST
Zheng, RK
Chan, HLW 
Choy, CL 
Issue Date: 2006
Source: Materials letters, 2006, v. 60, no. 19, p. 2357-2361
Abstract: Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer [(P(VDF-TrFE)] nanowires and nanotubes have been fabricated by a template technique. The morphology of the nanowires and nanotubes was studied by scanning electron microscopy, and the diameter of the nanowires and nanotubes was found to be in range of 55-360 nm. X-ray diffraction shows that the nanowires and nanotubes have the same crystal structure as that of P(VDF-TrFE) bulk sample. Relative permittivity measurements as a function of temperature reveal a ferroelectric-to-paraelectric phase transition, implying that ferroelectricity is still maintained in the nanowires and nanotubes.
Keywords: Ferroelectrics
Nanomaterials
Polymers
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Materials letters 
ISSN: 0167-577X
EISSN: 1873-4979
DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2006.01.006
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