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Mechano-electric coupling in P(VDF–TrFE)/spin crossover composites

Piedrahita-Bello, Mario and Martin, Baptiste and Salmon, Lionel and Molnár, Gábor and Demont, Philippe and Bousseksou, Azzedine Mechano-electric coupling in P(VDF–TrFE)/spin crossover composites. (2020) Journal of Materials Chemistry. C, 8 (18). 6042-6051. ISSN 2050-7526

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1039/d0tc00780c


Spin crossover particles dispersed in a piezo/ferroelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoro-ethylene), P(VDF–TrFE), matrix give rise to inspiring mechano-electric phenomena, with possible applications for energy harvesting and sensing. Particles of different chemical compositions, morphologies and concentrations were loaded into copolymers with different TrFE molar contents to investigate the effect of these parameters on the mechano-electric coupling between the polymer and the spin crossover material. The samples were characterized by elemental analysis, powder X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, optical reflectivity, differential scanning calorimetry, and electron microscopy and were studied also for their piezo/pyroelectric properties. We show that it is possible to tune simultaneously the spin transition temperature of the particles and the Curie temperature of the matrix in such a way that the piezoelectric effect from the spin transition and the pyroelectric response of the polymer can be concomitantly observed. This result provides prospects for the development of smart, multifunctional electroactive polymer composites and for increasing their thermal–electrical harvester output.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02571024
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Federal University of Toulouse/ Occitanie Région - European Commission - Agence Nationale de la Recherche - ANR
Deposited On:26 Jun 2020 12:29

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