In this work, commercial poly(vinylidene fluoride) PVDF, in its ßphase was analysed before and after the samples were exposed to UV radiation using a xenon lamp, for ten weeks. Changes in chemical structures, crystallinity, dielectric and piezoelectric response were investigated. From the present study it can be concluded that PVDF shows high stability towards photodegradation and can be used for outdoor applications without interference in its performance.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Materials Science Forum|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2008|
|Event||Advanced Materials Forum IV - Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 4th International Materials Symposium Materiais 2007 and 8th Encontro da Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais - SPM - Porto, Portugal|
Duration: 1 Apr 2007 → 4 Apr 2007