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Poly(vinylidene fluoride)/nickel nanocomposites from semicrystalline block copolymer precursors

Voet, V. S. D., Tichelaar, M., Tanase, S., Mittelmeijer-Hazeleger, M. C., ten Brinke, G. & Loos, K., 2013, In : Nanoscale. 5, 1, p. 184-192 9 p.

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The fabrication of nanoporous poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) and PVDF/nickel nanocomposites from semicrystalline block copolymer precursors is reported. Polystyrene-block-poly(vinylidene fluoride)-block-polystyrene (PS-b-PVDF-b-PS) is prepared through functional benzoyl peroxide initiated polymerization of VDF, followed by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of styrene. The crystallization of PVDF plays a dominant role in the formation of the block copolymer structure, resulting in a spherulitic superstructure with an internal crystalline-amorphous lamellar nanostructure. The block copolymer promotes the formation of the ferroelectric beta-polymorph of PVDF. Selective etching of the amorphous regions with nitric acid leads to nanoporous PVDF, which functions as a template for the generation of PVDF/Ni nanocomposites. The lamellar nanostructure and the beta-crystalline phase are conserved during the etching procedure and electroless nickel deposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-192
Number of pages9
JournalNanoscale
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

  • TRANSFER RADICAL POLYMERIZATION, ABC TRIBLOCK COPOLYMERS, FERROELECTRIC POLYMERS, VINYLIDENE FLUORIDE, CRYSTALLIZATION BEHAVIOR, END-GROUPS, MICRODOMAINS, MORPHOLOGY, DIBLOCK, PIEZOELECTRICITY

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