Photodegradation studies of poly(Vinylldene fluoride)

A. M. Gonçalves, J. Serrado-Nunes, V. Sencadas, G. Botelho, M. Belsley, S. Lanceros-Mendez

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Abstract

In this work, commercial poly(vinylidene fluoride) PVDF, in its ßphase was analysed before and after the samples were exposed to UV radiation using a xenon lamp, for ten weeks. Changes in chemical structures, crystallinity, dielectric and piezoelectric response were investigated. From the present study it can be concluded that PVDF shows high stability towards photodegradation and can be used for outdoor applications without interference in its performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-547
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Volume587-588
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventAdvanced Materials Forum IV - Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 4th International Materials Symposium Materiais 2007 and 8th Encontro da Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais - SPM - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 1 Apr 20074 Apr 2007

Keywords

  • Crystallinity
  • Photodegradation
  • PVDF

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