Photodegradation Studies of Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride)
In this work, commercial poly(vinylidene fluoride) PVDF, in its β phase was analysed before and after the samples were exposed to UV radiation using a xenon lamp, for ten weeks. Changes in chemical structures, crystallinity, dielectric and piezoelectric response were investigated. From the present study it can be concluded that PVDF shows high stability towards photodegradation and can be used for outdoor applications without interference in its performance.
António Torres Marques, António Fernando Silva, António Paulo Monteiro Baptista, Carlos Sá, Fernando Jorge Lino Alves, Luís Filipe Malheiros and Manuel Vieira
A.M. Gonçalves et al., "Photodegradation Studies of Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride)", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 587-588, pp. 543-547, 2008