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Crystal phase of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) synthesized via hydrogenation of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene)

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  • Qiuping Zhang,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Science, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, People's Republic of China
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  • Weimin Xia,

    1. Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education & International Center for Dielectric Research, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, People's Republic of China
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  • Zhigang Zhu,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Science, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, People's Republic of China
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  • Zhicheng Zhang

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    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Science, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, People's Republic of China
    2. MOE Key Laboratory for Nonequilibrium Synthesis and Modulation of Condensed Matter, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, People's Republic of China
    • Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Science, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

Trifluoroethylene addition and thermal treatment induced crystal phase transition in a series of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) [P(VDF-co-TrFE)] containing varied TrFE molar ratio (6, 9, 12, and 20 mol %) prepared from the hydrogenation of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene have been investigated by means of Fourier transform infrared spectral (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analyses. The comprehensive applications of the three techniques could distinguish α, β and γ phase of P(VDF-co-TrFE) very well. The multipeak fitting technique of DSC is successfully applied to calculate the percentage of different phases in the samples, which allows us to investigate the phase transition process of P(VDF-co-TrFE) precisely. It is found that the crystal phase of P(VDF-co-TrFE) films is turned from α + γ phase (6 mol % TrFE) to α + γ + β phase (9 and 12 mol % TrFE) to β phase (20 mol % TrFE) at high temperature, and from α + γ phase (6 mol % TrFE) to γ + β phase (9 mol % TrFE) to β phase (>12 mol % TrFE) at low fabricated temperature. Both the fabrication conditions and TrFE addition are responsible for the crystal phase transition of the hydrogenised P(VDF-co-TrFE). © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2013

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