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Piezoelectric polymeric bicomponent fibers produced by melt spinning
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, ISSN 0021-8995, E-ISSN 1097-4628, Vol. 126, no 2, 490-500 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Melt spinning of a novel piezoelectric bicomponent fiber, with poly(vinylidene fluoride) as the electroactive sheath component, has been demonstrated. An electrically conductive compound of carbon black (CB) and high density polyethylene was used as core material, working as an inner electrode. A force sensor consisting of a number of fibers embedded in a soft CB/polyolefin elastomer matrix was manufactured for characterization. The fibers showed a clear piezoelectric effect, with a voltage output (peak-to-peak) of up to 40 mV under lateral compression. This continuous all-polymer piezoelectric fiber introduces new possibilities toward minimal single fiber sensors as well as large area sensors produced in standard industrial weaving machines.

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Wiley Periodicals, Inc. , 2012. Vol. 126, no 2, 490-500 p.
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sensors, fibers, carbon black, Smart textiles
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Materials Engineering
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Textiles and Fashion (General)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1350DOI: 10.1002/app.36760ISI: 000306271100010Local ID: 2320/11585OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1350DiVA: diva2:869374
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Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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