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Keywords:

  • Carbon nanotube composites;
  • Carbon nanotubes, multiwalled;
  • Dielectrics;
  • Electroactive materials;
  • Nanocomposites
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Trifluorophenyl-functionalized multi-walled-carbon-nanotube/poly(vinylidene fluoride) (TFP-MWNT/PVDF) nanocomposites are fabricated by employing a wet-chemistry route. The modified MWNTs are observed to form a well-dispersed, structurally random nanophase within the polymer matrix (see figure). The TFP-MWNT/PVDF nanocomposite exhibits enhanced dielectric permittivity when the content of TFP-MWNT is close to the percolation threshold.