Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
FLUORIDE; Physics, Applied
We report a large electrostrictive strain in electron irradiated poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer at a composition with 65 mol % vinylidene fluoride, which also exhibits a large ratio of strain to applied field (similar to 275 pm/V). The strain response is nearly independent of the external driving condition (unipolar or bipolar field) and does not change with temperature in about 20 degrees C temperature range near room temperature. Moreover, near room temperature, the material can reach a relatively high quasistatic longitudinal electromechanical coupling factor k(33)similar to 0.33. (C) 1998 American Institute of Physics. [S0003-6951(98)03040-X].
Applied Physics Letters
Zhao, Xing-Zhong; Bharti, Vivek; Zhang, Q. M.; Romotowski, T.; Tito, F.; and Ting, R., "Electromechanical properties of electrostrictive poly(vinylidenefluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer" (1998). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2521.