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Enhanced Dielectric Performance in Metal/Polymer Nanocomposites Deposited by…

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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2002 / SBIR
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nGimat Co.
1824 Willow Trail Parkway Norcross, GA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Enhanced Dielectric Performance in Metal/Polymer Nanocomposites Deposited by CCVD
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DTRA01-02-P-0163
Award Amount: $70,000.00


"This STTR Phase I will study and utilize the dielectric properties of nanocomposites (metal nanoparticles in a polymer matrix). It is theorized that dipoles in the metal (when in an applied field) simulate a true dielectric. These artificial dielectricshave the potential to have high dielectric constants (>100) while maintaining the low temperature processability of polymers. These practical, high-capacitance materials (>20nF/cm2) have great potential as embedded capacitors. In addition, high energydensity (> 1 J/cc) capacitors are needed for temporary backup power and pulsed-power in missile defense and space applications. The patented CCVD is uniquely suited for the development of these materials and has been successfully utilized to deposit metalnanoparticles (<10nm), thin polymers (<10mm), and composites. By co-depositing the metal nanoparticles and polymer, CCVD enables high well-dispersed, particle loadings in a thin polymer composite. Also, the flexibility of the CCVD process will enablefaster development cycle, scaling to large substrates and continuous economically feasible production. By teaming with Dr. C. P. Wong (Georgia Tech PRC) and licensing related intellectual property from Georgia Tech, this project has an increased chance ofsuccess. These new materials are needed in order to meet the projected trends for electronic device miniaturization. Currently, the majority of the board surface is occupied by passive

Principal Investigator:

Todd Polley
Project Leader

Business Contact:

David L. Motley
Executive VP, Marketing
Small Business Information at Submission:

Microcoating Technologies, Inc.
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd Atlanta, GA 30341

EIN/Tax ID: 582089229
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No