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Kinetics of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization from PVDF Macroinitiators

Tichelaar, M. (2012) Kinetics of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization from PVDF Macroinitiators. Bachelor's Thesis, Chemistry.

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Abstract

Strain-mediated magnetoelectric coupling strongly depends on the morphology of ferroelectric and ferromagnetic domains in composite materials. The unique self-assembling properties of block copolymers can be used to control the morphology. For this purpose, we aimed for the synthesis of ferroelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) containing block copolymers. Trichloromethyl- and phenyl methylchloride-terminated PVDF macroinitiators were used to initiate the atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of styrene (S), 4-vinylpyridine (4VP) and tert-butylmethacrylate (tBMA). The use of these monomers facilitate the preparation of a nanoporous ferroelectric network, which can be backfilled subsequently by a ferromagnetic material. Furthermore, the kinetics were studied extensively to investigate the controlled behavior of these reactions.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Chemistry
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:47
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:47
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/10028

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