Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 1302–1307 | Cite as

Structural and thermal properties of PVDF/PVA blends

  • G. Krishna BamaEmail author
  • P. Indra Devi
  • K. Ramachandran


Thermal properties such as thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity are measured by photoacoustics at room temperature for various particle sizes, thicknesses and the percentage of mixing of poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) in Poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)/PVA blends. The results are compared with other experimental reports, which is by laser flash technique for various temperatures. The agreement is very good at room temperature; in our study, it is 0.20 Wm−1 K−1, whereas by laser flash technique it is 0.18 Wm−1 K−1 for thermal conductivity. The importance of dislocation density and strain is discussed.


PVDF Thermal Diffusivity Pure PVDF Solution Cast Technique Debye Scherrer Formula 



One of the authors (G. Krishna Bama) acknowledges University Grants Commission, New Delhi for providing a fellowship under FIP scheme to carry out this study in the School of Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Krishna Bama
    • 1
    Email author
  • P. Indra Devi
    • 2
  • K. Ramachandran
    • 2
  1. 1.Sri Meenakshi Government College for WomenMaduraiIndia
  2. 2.School of PhysicsMadurai Kamaraj UniversityMaduraiIndia

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