The development of high performance polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) based piezoelectric polymers integrated on silicon substrate.
Chew, Lydia Li Shan.
Date of Issue2009
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Ferroelectric materials have a wide range of applications in sensors, actuators and nonvolatile memory devices due to their excellent properties. A better understanding of the properties and physical phenomena in ferroelectric materials can help us further improve their performance in device applications. In this work, two PVDF-based polymers investigated were namely, the poly(vinylidene fluoride) homopolymer (PVDF) as well as the poly(vinylidene fluoride/trifluoroethylene) copolymer P(VDF-TrFE). PVDF homopolymer samples were fabricated using the spin-coating method and the P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer samples were prepared using the horizontal dipping Langmuir-Blodgett method.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University