Effect of ultrahigh diluted homeopathic medicines on the electrical properties of PVDF-HFP

  • Ahana Chatterjee Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata- 700107
  • Biplab kumar Paul Jadavpur University, Dept. of Physics, Kolkata-700032
  • Subrata Kar Jadavpur University, Dept. of Physics, Kolkata-700032
  • Sukhen Das Jadavpur University, Dept. of Physics, Kolkata-700032
  • Ruma Basu Jogmaya Devi college, Dept. of Physics, Kolkata-700026
  • Durga Sankar Bhar Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Education
  • Rajkumar Manchanda Central Council for Research in Homeopathy
  • Anil kumar Khurana Central Council for Research in Homeopathy
  • Debadatta Nayak Central Council for Research in Homeopathy
  • Papiya S Nandy Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Education
Keywords: Electroactive, PVDF-HFP, homeopathy, Dielectric constant, Tangent loss

Abstract

In an effort to improve the electrical properties of the electroactive Poly(vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene) (PVdF-HFP), we introduced a novel and simple approach to synthesize PVDF-HFP composite films by incorporating ultrahigh dilutions of two homeopathic medicines Ferrum metallicum (FM) and Zincum oxidatum (ZO) in different potencies. The homeo-PVDF-composite films (HPCF) were synthesized by simple solution casting technique. XRD, FESEM, FTIR studies were performed to check the presence of nanoparticles in the film. The electrical properties of the HPCF samples get enhanced significantly due to the incorporation of the medicines and the effect increases with the increase in potency of the medicines.
Published
2016-03-27
Section
Fundamental Research (Physics and Chemistry)