PROCESSING EFFECTS ON THE CRYSTALLIZATION AND MORPHOLOGY OF POLY (VINYLIDENE FLUORIDE) / POLY (METHYL METHACRYLATE) BLENDS
Interest in poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) beta-phase is high due to the piezoelectric properties that this polymer presents in this phase. From a manufacturing standpoint, the understanding how processing parameters alter crystallization behavior may inform future methods to produce piezoelectric binders during a 3D printing process. For this reason, secondary nucleation kinetics of PVDF and poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) were studied under various shear and cooling rates to better inform processing parameters in future printer design. PMMA was added because of the good miscibility that ...
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