Bimetallic organic framework NiFeMOF driven by tiny Ag particles for PVDF dielectric composites

Lizhu Guan, Ling Weng, Nan Chen, Haripriya Kannan, Qiong Li, Xiaorui Zhang, Zijian Wu, Yingyi Ma, Ayaskanta Sahu

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Two-dimensional (2D) anisotropic ferroelectric nanoparticles are considered as potential candidates in polymer-based dielectric energy storage materials. We successfully synthesized a new class of Ag@NiFeMOF 2D ferroelectric hybrid nanoplates and added it to PVDF matrix to prepare Ag@NiFeMOF/PVDF composites (MOF = metal-organic framework). The morphology of composites reveals that Ag atoms are uniformly dispersed in the nanoplates as 14 nm clusters. The discharge energy storage density of composites shows a remarkable improvement of over 610% compared to the pure PVDF sample and reaches a value of 8.01 J/cm3 (η = 64%). We hypothesize that the bimetallic NiFeMOF exhibits a stronger electric dipole moment than the monometallic NiMOF under the strengthening effect of Ag particles, which improves the polarization ability of composites. In addition, under high electric field strength, the Ag-induced Coulomb blocking effect in NiFeMOF nanoplates inhibits the migration of electrons, improves the electric field breakdown strength, and thereby increases the energy storage ability of the composites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106432
JournalComposites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
StatePublished - Aug 2021


  • A. Energy materials
  • A. Polymer-matrix composites
  • B. Electrical properties
  • C. Finite element analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials


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