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Influence of molecular weight on the morphology and structure of Electrospun Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)

Aminatul Sobirah, Zahari and Muhammad Hafiz, Mazwir and Izan Izwan, Misnon (2021) Influence of molecular weight on the morphology and structure of Electrospun Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF). Materials Science Forum, 1025. pp. 293-298. ISSN 1662-9752

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Abstract

Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) reveals outstanding properties such as lightweight, high flexibility and temperature independence material compared to other polymers. In this study, PVDF as a function of molecular weight was prepared by using an electrospinning method in order to study the influences of the molecular weight of the PVDF membrane on the morphology. Analytical techniques such as field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to characterize the electrospun PVDF membranes. FESEM was used for morphology characterization and also to measure the diameter of fibers while XRD and FTIR were employed to examine crystalline phase membranes. The lowest molecular weight has the smallest average diameter of fibers. Besides, a combination of both α-phase and β- phase crystalline was showed by XRD and FTIR results. This is because the crystalline phases and membrane morphology depend on the polymer molecular weight. In this research, it was found that the largest β-phase fraction for the electrospun PVDF membrane is 80.25 % with a molecular weight at 180,000 g/mol.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polyvinylidene fluoride; molecular weight; electrospinning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Ms. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2021 08:39
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 08:34
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/31627
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