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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:
2007 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Polymer-ceramic Nanocomposites for High Power Capacitors
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0083
Award Amount: $749,907.00
 

Abstract:

Agiltron is developing a new family of polymer-ceramic nanoparticle composite dielectric materials for high power capacitors such as required in directed energy pulsed systems. In Phase I we showed that embedding large dielectric constant fillers into nanodielctrics results in a composite with greatly improved breakdown strength and reduced dielectric loss compared to conventional materials. Our nanocomposites will have a dielectric constant 2 to 3 orders of magnitude larger and a breakdown strength 2-3 times larger than polyimide's and the dielectric loss will be less than 0.01. Our nanodielectric films will also be flexible and can be folded and rolled like plastic sheets, important in the fabrication of compact capacitors. In Phase I, Agiltron has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of this approach; in Phase II we will further develop the nanoscale interfaces through molecular dynamic simulation with a goal of optimizing the nanocomposite fabrication process. We will also demonstrate scale up of fabrication process and develop a plan for commercial manufacturing of this new generation of nanodielectrics. Agiltron is an emerging source for advanced nanomaterials and devices with a strategy of creating a series of spinoff companies.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Salerno
President/Chief Scientist
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
biological Engineering
Storrs, CT 6269
Contact: Carol Welt
Contact Phone: (860) 486-8704
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university