Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) (72/28) interconnected porous membranes obtained by crystallization from solution
Electroactive macroporous poly[(vinylidene fluoride)-co-trifluoroethylene] membranes have been processed by solvent evaporation at room temperature with different polymer/solvent concentrations. The pore architecture consists on interconnected spherical pores and this morphology is independent of the membrane thickness. The porosity of the produced membranes increases from 72% for the higher polymer concentration in the polymer/solvent solution (15/85), up to 80% for the lowest polymer concentration in the polymer/solvent solution. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry measurements reveal that the polymer crystallizes in the ferroelectric phase and the polymer/solvent ratio does not influences the Curie transition and the melting temperature of the polymer.
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