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Polymer-ceramic Nanocomposites for High Power Capacitors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78110
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-002-0461
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agiltron, Inc.
15 PRESIDENTIAL WAY Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Polymer-ceramic Nanocomposites for High Power Capacitors
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0074
Award Amount: $99,929.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop new polymer-ceramic nanoparticle composites for high power capacitors. The new approach combines the leading-edge nanomaterials development and manufacturing at Agiltron will transfer the high dielectric constant fillers to our new nanodielctrics with extremely improved breakdown strength and extensively lowered dielectric loss. We expect to fully overcome the problems of current techniques by creating a high dielectric constant interphase region around filler particles and by using low filler loading to accomplish improvements in capacitors that are orders of magnitude improved over current devices. Our nanocomposites will have a dielectric constant 2 to 3 orders of magnitude higher than that of polyimide, a breakdown strength 2-3 times higher than that of polyimide, and dielectric loss lower than 0.01. Importantly, our nanodielectric films will be flexible due to the low filler loading, and they can be folded and rolled like plastic sheets to build compact capacitors. The goal of the proposed program is to develop new nanocomposite films for high power capacitors. The proposed dielectric films will be flexible, and thermally stable with high dielectric constant (hundreds to thousands), high breakdown strength, and low loss.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Salerno
CTO
7819351200
jsalerno@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Mary A. Davoli
Contract Administrator
7819351200
maryanne@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Chemical, Materi
Storrs, CT 06269
Contact: Carol Welt,
Contact Phone: (860) 486-8704
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university