Accession Number:

ADA143040

Title:

Statistical-Mechanical Study of Polyvinylidene Fluoride.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 80-Jun 84,

Corporate Author:

CASE-WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A final report is presented of work performed in the study of the properties of polyvinylidene fluoride by the theoretical techniques of statistical mechanics and condensed-matter theory. The nature of piezoelectricity and pyroelectricity in polymers and their dependence on crystal structure and internal electric fields has been thoroughly investigated. The time-dependence and microscopic origin of the poling process has been studied and accounted for.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE