Piezoelectric Properties of Non-Polar Block Copolymers (pages 4047–4052)
Christian W. Pester, Markus Ruppel, Heiko G. Schoberth, Kristin Schmidt, Clemens Liedel, Patrick van Rijn, Kerstin A. Schindler, Stephanie Hiltl, Thomas Czubak, Jimmy Mays, Volker S. Urban and Alexander Böker
Article first published online: 4 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201102192
Piezoelectric properties in non-polar block copolymers are a novelty in the field of electroactive polymers. The piezoelectric susceptibility of poly(styrene-b-isoprene) block copolymer lamellae is found to be up to an order of magnitude higher when compared to classic piezoelectric materials. The electroactive response increases with temperature and is found to be strongest in the disordered phase.