High Energy Density Relaxor Ferroelectric Terpolymer Capacitors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,994.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-04-C-0057
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2007
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-039
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
TRS CERAMICS, INC.
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, 16801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782683007
Principal Investigator:
Wesley Hackenberger
President
(814) 238-7485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Wesley Hackenberger
President
(814) 238-7485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Relaxor terpolymers (PVDF-TrFe-CTFE) exhibit dielectric constants > 60, 20 to 30 times the value of conventional film dielectrics such as polypropylene and polyester. As a result the new terpolymer has an energy density of over 10 J/cc at half the electric field of conventional polymer film. For the proposed effort TRS and Prof. Qiming Zhang of Penn State will fabricate wound prototype capacitors from terpolymer film and test them for energy density, equivalent series resistance, insulation resistance, and charge/discharge speed. The goal for this program will be to demonstrate a 0.1 to 1 microFarad, 5 J/cc wound capacitor with a discharge speed faster than 10 microseconds.

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