Sasmal, Abhishek and Maiti, Payel and Maity, Sourav and Sen, Shrabanee and Arockiarajan, A (2023) Air-plasma discharged PVDF based binary magnetoelectric composite for simultaneously enhanced energy storage and conversion efficiency. Applied Physics Letters, 122 (8). Art No-083902. ISSN 0003-6951

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Different nanomaterials and their modified forms are very often added into a poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) matrix in order to improve the energy storage and conversion efficiency of the system. The improvement in energy storage density caused by this secondary nanomaterial addition is most often found to be accompanied by the reduction in energy storage efficiency due to increased amounts of space charges. Here, we show that both the capacitive energy storage density and efficiency can be simultaneously improved by air-plasma discharging on the PVDF based composite system. The energy storage density and efficiency of a 5 wt. % BiFeO3 loaded PVDF film (5BF) have been found to be increased to similar to 1.55 J/cm(3) and similar to 73%, respectively, from the values of similar to 1.36 J/cm(3) and 59% after air-plasma discharging. The dipole rotation caused by air-plasma discharging also helped in improving the mechanical to electrical energy conversion efficiency and magnetoelectric coupling of the studied composite system. Upon similar periodic applied stress, the pristine and air-plasma discharged 5BF film showed similar to 3 and 9.6 mu W/cm(2) of output electrical power density with similar to 13.5 and 19.2 V of open circuit output voltage, respectively. The air-plasma discharged 5BF film (5BFD) has also shown an excellent magnetoelectric coupling coefficient (alpha(33)) of similar to 35 mV cm(-1) Oe(-1) at 1 kHz frequency of fixed AC magnetic field (similar to 3 Oe) and 4 kOe of DC bias field. The simultaneous improvement of all of these parameters of the studied composite system caused by air-plasma discharging proves its multifunctional applicability in a variety of real life applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2023 09:53
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2023 09:53

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