This work covers the chemistry and physics of polymeric materials and their uses in the fields of electronics, photonics, and biomedical engineering. It discusses the relationship between polymeric supermolecular structures and ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties.
"The book is timely and would help researchers and students equally to learn various aspects of these technologically important materials. "
---Bulletin of Electrochemistry
Part 1 Ferroelectric Polymers: Polymer Electrets; Crystal Structures and Phase Transitions of PVDF and Related Copolymers; Ferroelectric, Pyroelectric, and Piezoelectric Properties of Poly(vinylidene Fluoride); PVDF and Its Blends; Poly(trifluoroethylene); Ferroelectric Nylons; Cyanopolymers; Polyureas and Polythioureas; Piezoelectricity and Pyroelectricity; Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal (FLC) Polymers; Polymer-Ferroelectric Ceramic Composites; Nonlinear Optical Properties of Ferroelectric Polymers Dielectric Properties of Ferroelectric Polymers. Part 2 Applications; Pyroelectric Applications; Electromechanical Applications; Transduction Applications; Ferroelectric Optical Memory; Biomedical and Robotic Applications of Ferroelectric Polymers; Applications of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystalline Polymers.