Tough and porous piezoelectric P(VDF-TrFE)/organosilicate composite membrane

Fu An He, Min Ji Kim, Shui Mei Chen, Yuen Shing Wu, Kwok Ho Lam, Helen Lai Wa Chan, Jin Tu Fan

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Abstract

Novel P(VDF-TrFE)/organosilicate composite membrane was fabricated by electrospinning. The electrospun composite membrane containing as little as 2 wt% of organosilicate demonstrated significant improvements in strength, modulus, and toughness by about 103%, 45%, and 97%, respectively, when compared with those of electrospun pure P(VDF-TrFE) membrane, while maintaining high porosity and good breathability and piezoelectricity. We believe that such an organosilicate-reinforced durable, porous, and piezoelectric P(VDF-TrFE) membrane has huge advantages in various applications such as flexible sensors, wearable electronics, filter membrane, tissue engineering, battery separator, and polymer electrolyte.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-140
Number of pages8
JournalHigh Performance Polymers
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Electrospun P(VDF-TrFE)/organosilicate composite membrane
  • piezoelectricity
  • toughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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