NOVEL CONDUCTING CERAMIC/POLYMER COMPOSITE PTC THERMISTERS FOR HIGH CURRENT SWITCHES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
6104
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Matronix Inc
2066 N Oak Ln, State College, PA, 16803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 IN-MYUNG CHUNG
 (814) 238-7485
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RESEARCH ON UTILIZING CLASSIFIED CONDUCTING CERAMIC POWDERS SUCH AS TIC, TIB2 AND ZRB2, AND THE CONCEPT OF PERCOLATION AND SUBSEQUENT PTC EFFECTS, TO FABRICATE CERAMIC/POLYMER COMPOSITE THERMISTERS FOR HIGH CURRENT SWITCHES IS HEREIN PROPOSED. THE USE OF VERY CONDUCING POWDERS AND OPTIMIZED PARTICLE SIZE(S) AND DISTRIBUTIONS OF SUCH, SHOULD ENABLE THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY LOW RESISTIVITY (1 OHM-CM) COMPOSITE THERMISTORS. THE OPTIMIZED COMPOSITE DESIGN WILL THUS ENABLE THE CAPABILITY OF DEALING WITH CURRENT DENSITIES AS HIGH AS 10000 AMPS/SQ.CM IN THEIR CONDUCTIVE STATE. THIS COMPOSITE MATERIAL ADVANCE SHOULD MEET THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS OF ELECTRICAL PULSED POWER DEVICES BEING DEVELOPED FOR VARIOUS WEAPON APPLICATIONS.

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