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New Macromolecular Research Study Findings Have Been Reported from Soochow University (The Ferro- to Paraelectric Curie Transition of a Strongly...

August 29, 2014



New Macromolecular Research Study Findings Have Been Reported from Soochow University (The Ferro- to Paraelectric Curie Transition of a Strongly Confined Ferroelectric Polymer)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators discuss new findings in Macromolecular Research. According to news reporting originating in Suzhou, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Nanoplllars of ferroelectric polymers are of strong interest for the fabrication of low-cost nanoscale actuators and memories of high density."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Soochow University, "However, a limiting factor of polymers compared to inorganic ferroelectric materials is their low ferro- to paraelectric Curie transition, a problem compounded by the possible further decrease of the Curie temperature in nanostructures as was suggested by previous studies."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Here we develop a methodology based on piezoresponse force microscopy to study the thermal stability of data stored in free-standing poled and annealed nanopillars of ferroelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride-ran-trifluoroethylene), P(VDF-TrFE), and thereby demonstrate that the Curie transition of a properly processed strongly confined ferroelectric polymer is not significantly modified compared to the bulk material, at least attograms corresponding to ca. 1500 chains only."

For more information on this research see: The Ferro- to Paraelectric Curie Transition of a Strongly Confined Ferroelectric Polymer. Macromolecules, 2014;47(14):4711-4717. Macromolecules can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Macromolecules - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/mamobx)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.G. Kassa, Soochow Univ, Center Soft Condensed Matter Phys & Interdisciplinar, Suzhou 215006, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L. Nougaret, R.G. Cai, A. Marrani, B. Nysten, Z.J. Hu and A.M. Jonas (see also Macromolecular Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Suzhou, Macromolecular Research, People's Republic of China

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