Investigation of ferroelectric properties of vinylidene fluoride oligomer evaporated films

K. Noda, K. Ishida, K. Mochizuki, A. Kubono, T. Horiuchi, H. Yamada, K. Matsushige

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Structures and electrical properties of newly synthesized vinylidene fluoride (VDF) oligomer [CF3(CH2CF2)17I] films evaporated onto various substrates around liquid nitrogen temperature were investigated. As a result, the VDF oligomer films were mainly formed with ferroelectric phase (form I) crystals and the molecular chains were oriented parallel to the substrate surfaces regardless of both the kind of the substrates and the thickness of the VDF oligomer films. In addition to these properties, the VDF oligomer films showed polarization reversal due to 180° rotation of the polar VDF oligomer molecules according to the applied voltages. This ferroelectric behavior was verified by local poling and piezoresponse measurements with an atomic force microscope, and by measurements of D-E hysteresis curves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-222
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventFerroelectric Thin Films XI - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2002 Dec 22002 Dec 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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