Nanodielectrics for High Power Capacitors and Passive Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-06-C-0083
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-002-0093
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-T002
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SYNKERA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
2021 Miller Dr., Suite B, Longmont, CO, 80501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130993384
Principal Investigator
 Oleg Polyakov
 Sr. Scientist
 (720) 494-8401
 opolyakov@synkera.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Williams
Title: President and CTO
Phone: (720) 494-8401
Email: swilliams@synkera.com
Research Institution
 ARIZONA STATE UNIV.
 Lawrence Fallis
 ASU, Main Campus
Tempe, AZ, 85287
 (480) 965-1413
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project seeks to develop and commercialize novel nanodielectrics with the internal structure enabling extremely high values of the dielectric constant. Lightweight, compact, high energy density capacitors capable of operation at several MJ per pulse and repetition rates on the order of 100 pps bursts are needed for directed energy weapons. High altitude operation places extra physical and structural demands on power components. Nanostructured dielectrics offer the opportunity to tailor the dielectric material on the nanometer scale to provide tremendous improvements in electrical, mechanical and thermal properties. The innovation is based on exploiting 1) Gor’kov-Eliashberg and 2) ferroelectric all-solid phase transition effects in dielectrics. The fabrication approach is economical and scalable. Phase I work is planned to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach by fabricating and testing capacitors utilizing novel nanodielectrics.

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