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Title: Ferroelectric polymer-ceramic composite thick films for energy storage applications

We have successfully fabricated large area free standing polyvinylidene fluoride -Pb(Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48})O{sub 3} (PVDF-PZT) ferroelectric polymer-ceramic composite (wt% 80–20, respectively) thick films with an average diameter (d) ∼0.1 meter and thickness (t) ∼50 μm. Inclusion of PZT in PVDF matrix significantly enhanced dielectric constant (from 10 to 25 at 5 kHz) and energy storage capacity (from 11 to 14 J/cm{sup 3}, using polarization loops), respectively, and almost similar leakage current and mechanical strength. Microstructural analysis revealed the presence of α and β crystalline phases and homogeneous distribution of PZT crystals in PVDF matrix. It was also found that apart from the microcrystals, well defined naturally developed PZT nanocrystals were embedded in PVDF matrix. The observed energy density indicates immense potential in PVDF-PZT composites for possible applications as green energy and power density electronic elements.
Authors:
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  1. CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110012 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22299799
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2014 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; CERAMICS; CRYSTALS; ENERGY DENSITY; ENERGY STORAGE; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; FILMS; LEAKAGE CURRENT; MICROSTRUCTURE; NANOSTRUCTURES; ORGANIC FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; PERMITTIVITY; POLARIZATION; POLYVINYLS; POWER DENSITY; PZT; THICKNESS