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The effect of crystal structure on the electromechanical properties of piezoelectric Nylon-11 nanowires

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Crystal structure is crucial in determining the properties of piezoelectric polymers, particularly at the nanoscale where precise control of the crystalline phase is possible. Here, we investigate the electromechanical properties of three distinct crystalline phases of Nylon-11 nanowires using advanced scanning probe microscopy techniques. Stiff α-phase nanowires exhibited a low piezoelectric response, while relatively soft δ′-phase nanowires displayed an enhanced piezoelectric response.

Graphical abstract: The effect of crystal structure on the electromechanical properties of piezoelectric Nylon-11 nanowires

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The article was received on 29 Mar 2018, accepted on 02 May 2018 and first published on 01 Jun 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02530D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 6863-6866
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    The effect of crystal structure on the electromechanical properties of piezoelectric Nylon-11 nanowires

    Y. S. Choi, S. K. Kim, F. Williams, Y. Calahorra, J. A. Elliott and S. Kar-Narayan, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 6863
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02530D

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