Optimisation of the pyroelectric figure of merit of polysiloxane/amine superlattices

Capan, R. and Batty, S.V. and Richardson, T. and Lacey, D. and Holder, S.J. and Majid, W.H.A. (1995) Optimisation of the pyroelectric figure of merit of polysiloxane/amine superlattices. Thin Solid Films, 284 . pp. 915-918. ISSN 0040-6090 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Alternate-layer Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films containing pendant side-chain polysiloxanes and eicosylamine have been shown to possess an exceptionally high pyroelectric coefficient (similar to 14 mu C m(-2) K-1). This study details the optimisation procedure adopted in order to achieve such high thermal sensitivity. The dependence of the pyroelectric activity on the number of deposited monolayers and cadmium ion content are described. The figure of merit for the best LB pyroelectric sensors prepared in this work is high as 80% of the value of poly(vinylidenedifluoride).

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Conference Information: 7th International Conference on Organized Molecular Films (LB7) NUMANA, ITALY, SEP 10-15, 1995 Ist Nazl Biostruct & Biosistemi; Ist Natl Fis Mat; Soc Chim Italiana; Soc Italiana Fis; Univ Ancona
Uncontrolled keywords: superlattices; polysiloxane; amine; optimisation
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 15 May 2009 17:53
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 13:35
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18857 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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