Ceramic Composite Electrolytic Technology for Diesel Engine Emission
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DOD / MDA
Aspen systems proposes to develop high dielectric constant (K), low loss tellurium polymers to meet the design objectives of high energy density capacitors. In the proposed Phase I program we will apply rigorous computational chemical techniques to predict the properties of this new class of polymers. We will attempt the synthesis of the parent polymer of the tellurium family, fabricate films for testing, and measure its electrical properties. Initial calculations indicate that these polymers will have beeter dielectric properties than analogous polymers containing sulfur and selenium. Dr. William Welsh, University of Missouri, St. Louis, an expert in the area of computational molecular modeling and Dr. Daniel Sandman, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, an expert in selenium and tellurium synthetic methods are part of the Aspen high-performance polymer team. The development of materials like the polymers proposed in this program are crucial to overcoming the current plateau in dielectric materials development.
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Principal Investigator:Joseph Piche
Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752
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