Analysis of Dielectric Parameters of Fe2O3-Doped Polyvinylidene Fluoride/Poly(methyl methacrylate) Blend Composites

Molecules. 2023 Jul 28;28(15):5722. doi: 10.3390/molecules28155722.


In this paper, we report the effect of metal oxide (Fe2O3) loading in different weight ratios (0.5%, 1%, 2%, and 4%) on the structural and electrical parameters, viz., the complex dielectric constant, electric modulus spectra, and the AC conductivity, of polymeric composites of PVDF/PMMA (30/70 weight ratio) blend. The structural and geometric measurements have been analyzed with the help of peak location, peak intensity, and peak shape obtained from XRD as well as from FTIR spectra. The electrical properties have been investigated using an impedance analyzer in the frequency range 100 Hz to 1 MHz. The real parts of the complex permittivity and the dielectric loss tangent of these materials are found to be frequency independent in the range from 20 KHz to 1 MHz, but they increase with the increase in the concentration of nano-Fe2O3. The conductivity also increases with an increased loading of Fe2O3 in PVDF/PMMA polymer blends. The electric modulus spectra were used to analyze the relaxation processes associated with the Maxwell-Wagner-Sillars mechanism and chain segmental motion in the polymer mix.

PMID:37570692 | PMC:PMC10420891 | DOI:10.3390/molecules28155722


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