A multifunctional poly (vinylidene fluoride) nanocomposites reinforced with single walled carbon nanotubes and iron oxide nanoparticles

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A multifunctional poly (vinylidene fluoride) nanocomposites reinforced with single walled carbon nanotubes and iron oxide nanoparticles

Muhammad Arif, Mohsan Nawaz, Saira Bibi, Saddiqa Bigum, Shakeel Zeb, Qaribullah, Hameed Ur Rehman, Wajid Ullah, Ikram Ullah, Muhammad Ikramullah, Zia Ul Islam, Zohra Aftab Bokharee
Int. J. Biosci.14( 1), 271-283, January 2019.
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This research work elaborates the synthesis and characterization of PVDF nanocomposite films reinforced with Fe3O4 NPs and γ-SWCNTs. Nanocomposite film were synthesized through solution casting method, DMF (Dimethyleformamide) used as a solvent. For proper dispersion of nanofiller, samples were sonicated followed by reflux. Different types of PVDF nanocomposite were synthesized by adding different weight percent of nanofiller (0%, 0.03% γ-SWCNTs, 0.01% Fe3O4, 0.03% γ-SWCNTs/0.01% Fe3O4) to PVDF matrix. Results obtained from the analysis of Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FT-IR), X-rays diffraction (XRD) were very informative for the phase change of PVDF from α-phase to β-phase, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) shows the thermal stability of the system, while impedance spectroscopy shows the enhancement in electrical and dielectrical properties of PVDF by incorporating nanofillers.


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