High Performance, Compact Capacitors for Pulse Forming Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-2791
Agency Tracking Number: F071-178-2224
Amount: $99,599.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-178
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
200 Innovation Blvd., Suite 237, State College, PA, 16803
DUNS: 784136116
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shihai Zhang
 Director of Engineering
 (814) 238-7400
Business Contact
 Ralph Russo
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (814) 238-7400
Email: rrusso@strategicpolymers.com
Research Institution
We propose to develop high-performance, state-of-the-art polymer dielectrics by combining the high energy density (>25 J/cc) of PVDF¨Cbased copolymers and terpolymers and the low dielectric loss, high-temperature poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide), polyimides, poly(phenylene sulfide), and/or polysulfones (0.05%~0.2%). We emphasize that the thermodynamic miscibility of these polymer blends is critical to the performance of large area thin-film capacitors since immiscible polymer blends have phase separation in micrometer scale. Miscible polymer blends will be identified by theoretical estimation following the Flory-Huggins model and systematic screening of commercially available low-loss polymers. In addition, multilayer structure with each layer thickness down to 10-100 nm will be fabricated using plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition process. With the miscible polymer blends and/or multilayer structure, high-performance compact capacitors will be fabricated with energy density higher than 5 J/cc, dielectric loss less than 1%, delivery rates less than microseconds, improved thermal performance, and graceful failure feature.

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