Angle resolved thermal desorption studies for poly(methylvinylidene cyanide) and poly(vinylidenefluoride trifluoroethylene)

Carolina C. Ilie, P. A. Jacobson, Matt Poulsen, Luis G. Rosa, D. Sahadeva-Reddy, James M. Takacs, Stephen Ducharme, P. A. Dowben

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We compare water adsorption and desorption on ferroelectric copolymer poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene), and the dipole ordered polymer poly(methylvinylidene cyanide). The angle-resolved thermal desorption spectra prove that the absorbed water species interacts more strongly with poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) than with poly(methylvinylidene cyanide). The angle resolved thermal desorption spectra shows large deviations from the cosn θ distribution for light illuminated poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene). Water desorption from poly(methylvinylidene cyanide) deviates from the cosn θ distribution without illumination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResponsive Soft Matter
Subtitle of host publicationChemistry and Physics for Assemblages, Films and Forms
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781604234039
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2006 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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