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Nanoscale Res Lett. 2011 Mar 25;6(1):257. doi: 10.1186/1556-276X-6-257.

Thermal, dielectrical and mechanical response of α and β-poly(vinilydene fluoride)/Co-MgO nanocomposites.

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  • 1IPC - Institute for Polymers and Composites, University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal.


Nanocomposites of the self-forming core-shell Co-MgO nanoparticles, which were of approximately 100 nm in diameter, and poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) polymer have been prepared. When the polymer is crystallized in the α-phase, the introduction of the nanoparticles leads to nucleation of the γ-phase of PVDF, increasing also the melting temperature of the polymer. With the introduction of the Co-MgO particles, the dielectric constant of the material slightly increases and the storage modulus decreases with respect to the values obtained for the pure polymer.

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