Investigation of the durability and stability of piezoelectric textile fibres

Matsouka, Dimitroula ORCID: 0000-0001-9673-1489, Vassiliadis, Savvas, Bayramol, Derman Vatansever, Soin, Navneet ORCID: 0000-0002-0196-2071 and Siores, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-2971-9580 (2017) Investigation of the durability and stability of piezoelectric textile fibres. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 28 (5). pp. 663-670. ISSN 1045-389X

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Abstract

Polymers such as polyvinylidene difluoride, polypropylene and polyamide-11 show great promise for providing light-weight, flexible and fibrous piezoelectric materials that can be integrated into technical textile fabric structures for energy harvesting applications. Durability is an important parameter for the textiles and especially for functional and smart materials. This research work provides an insight on the piezoelectric behaviour of polypropylene, polyamide-11 and polyvinylidene difluoride in terms of peak-to-peak voltage generation capabilities after washing at 40°C with the addition of detergent as described in test method BS EN ISO 105-C06:2010. It was observed that the peak-to-peak voltage generated by polypropylene monofilaments retained similar values with only slight differences, while the monofilaments of polyvinylidene difluoride and polyamide-11 showed higher peak-to-peak voltage generation after washing. These changes have been explained using the changes in the crystallinity and phase, as determined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: polyvinylidene difluoride, polypropylene, polyamide-11, piezoelectric, polymers, durability, textile, fibres
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 13:46
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 15:01
Identification Number: 10.1177/1045389X16657202
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1135

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