Highly Intrinsic Thermally Conductive Electrospinning Film with Intermolecular Interaction

HT Zheng and GJ Xu and K Wu and L Feng and RG Zhang and YL Bao and H Wang and KX Wang and ZC Qu and J Shi, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 125, 21580-21587 (2021).

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c04919

A series of poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)/poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) composite films with different ratios were prepared by electrospinning. Because of the intermolecular interaction force, the highest thermal conductivity of the above film is 2.434 W m(-1) K-1, which is about 60% higher than that of the pure PVDF film without a strong intermolecular interaction force. Infrared and wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WXAD) proved that PVDF as a thermal bridge enhances the internal interaction force and makes the internal structure more regular. The laser method shows that the film with strong intermolecular interaction has higher thermal diffusivity. Using molecular dynamics to explore the thermal expansion rate of the system, it is found that the intermolecular interaction force and the thermal bridge can effectively inhibit the activity of the molecular chain and reduce its free volume. After an in- depth study of the influence of the intermolecular interaction force and the thermal bridge on polymers, it is found that electrospinning can conveniently and effectively improve the ordering of the polymer structure. Integration of the electrospinning method and intermolecular interaction leads to the remarkable improvement of intrinsic thermal conductivity for polymer blends.

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