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Enhancement of nonvolatile polarization and pyroelectric sensitivity in lithium tantalate (LT)/poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) nanocomposite

Satapathy, S and Gupta, PK and Varma, KBR (2009) Enhancement of nonvolatile polarization and pyroelectric sensitivity in lithium tantalate (LT)/poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) nanocomposite. In: Journal Of Physics D-Applied Physics, 42 (5). 055402-1-055402-6.

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Abstract

We report the ferroelectric and pyroelectric properties of the composite films of lithium tantalate (LT) nanoparticle in poly(vinylidene fluoride) PVDF matrix at different volume fractions of LT (f(LT) = 0.047, 0.09 and 0.17). For an applied electric field of 150 kV cm(-1) the nonvolatile polarization of the composite was observed to increase from 0.014 mu C cm(-2) at f(LT) = 0 to 2.06 mu C cm(-2) at f(LT) = 0.17. For f(LT) = 0.17, the composite films exhibit a saturated ferroelectric hysteresis loop with a remanent polarization (2P(r) = 4.13 mu C cm(-2)). Compared with pure poled PVDF the composite films also showed a factor of about five enhancement in the pyroelectric coefficient at f(LT) = 0.17. When used in energy detection mode the pyroelectric voltage sensitivity of the composite films was found to increase from 3.93 to 18.5 VJ(-1) with an increase in f(LT) from 0.0 to 0.17.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Depositing User: Rajalaxmi Ashok Govanakoppa
Date Deposited: 01 May 2009 03:27
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/19473

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