Functional Materials

 

 

 

  Polymers for electronics, sensors, and photonics
  • Nonpolar polymers for packaging and miniaturized electret devices
  • Smart piezoelectric foams and hybrids
  • Ferroelectric polymers for sensors 
  • Ferroelectric polymer-ceramic nanocomposites
  • Nonlinear optical polymers for photonics 
  Charging and poling
  • Corona charging and poling 
  • Electrode poling 
  • Barrier discharges
  • Patterned poling 
  Experimental investigations
  • Dielectric spectroscopy in temperature, time, and frequency domain 
  • Pulsed electrothermal technique 
  • Electric field and dipole polarization depth profiling
  • Nonlinear capacitance dilatometry
  • Foaming of cellular polymers 
  • Measurement of nonlinear optical properties 
  Applications
  • Plastic electronics: Memories, Sensors, Man-machine interfaces
  • Ultrasound trasmitter and receiver
  • Minimum energy elastomer actuators
sbauer@jku.at
Simona Bauer-Gogonea
last modified: 04.08.2000