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Response of Piezoelectric Rain Sensor Made from Electrospun PVDF Nanoweb to Different Raindrop Forms
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  • Journal title : Textile Science and Engineering
  • Volume 53, Issue 2,  2016, pp.97-102
  • Publisher : The Korean Fiber Society
  • DOI : 10.12772/TSE.2016.53.097
 Title & Authors
Response of Piezoelectric Rain Sensor Made from Electrospun PVDF Nanoweb to Different Raindrop Forms
Kim, Seul Bi; Lee, Se Young; Kim, Han Seong;
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Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is a popular piezoelectric polymer because of its mechanical properties, high flexibility, thermal stability, chemical resistance, and relatively low cost. These features make PVDF attractive for applications such as electromechanical actuators and energy harvesters, in which physically flexible devices perform energy conversion. This study used PVDF as the sensor element in a piezoelectric rain sensor that was manufactured from electrospun PVDF nanoweb. The reactivity of the rain sensor was investigated by using high speed photography to study the correlation between the sensor angle and raindrop height, raindrop frequency and raindrop weight. The piezoelectric voltage signals produced were found to vary as a function of raindrop form.
PVDF electropinning;piezoelectric rain sensor;rain sensor;rain drop;water droplet;impact force;drop weight;drop height;drop frequency;
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