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High Performance, Compact Capacitors for Pulse Forming Networks

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82134
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-178-2224
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc.
200 INNOVATION BLVD, STE 237 STATE COLLEGE, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: High Performance, Compact Capacitors for Pulse Forming Networks
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-M-2791
Award Amount: $99,599.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop high-performance, state-of-the-art polymer dielectrics by combining the high energy density (>25 J/cc) of PVDF"Cbased copolymers and terpolymers and the low dielectric loss, high-temperature poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide), polyimides, poly(phenylene sulfide), and/or polysulfones (0.05%~0.2%). We emphasize that the thermodynamic miscibility of these polymer blends is critical to the performance of large area thin-film capacitors since immiscible polymer blends have phase separation in micrometer scale. Miscible polymer blends will be identified by theoretical estimation following the Flory-Huggins model and systematic screening of commercially available low-loss polymers. In addition, multilayer structure with each layer thickness down to 10-100 nm will be fabricated using plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition process. With the miscible polymer blends and/or multilayer structure, high-performance compact capacitors will be fabricated with energy density higher than 5 J/cc, dielectric loss less than 1%, delivery rates less than microseconds, improved thermal performance, and graceful failure feature.

Principal Investigator:

Shihai Zhang
Director of Engineering
8142387400
szhang@strategicpolymers.com

Business Contact:

Ralph Russo
President & CEO
8142387400
rrusso@strategicpolymers.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STRATEGIC POLYMER SCIENCES, INC.
200 Innovation Blvd., Suite 237 State College, PA 16803

EIN/Tax ID: 204375505
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No