High Energy Density Storage Polymers for Capacitive Stores

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18100
Amount: $56,020.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3754 Hawkins Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Brotzman, Phd
 (505) 345-5668
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Research Institution
The development of capacitor stores are dependent upon advances in low loss, high energy/high power density storage materials. A unique polymer material is proposed as a high energy density storage material. The molecular structure of the polymer will be engineered to achieve a high, nonlinear dielectric constant and a high, nonlinear dielectric strength. Predicted properties are a dielectric constant greater than 30 and a voltage breakdown strength greater than 3 MV/cm, resulting in an energy storage density greater than 10 MJ/m3. The dielectric molecular engineering concepts that will be employed have been demonstrated on a first generation material that has a dielectric constant of 16 and a dielectric breakdown strength of 1.24 MV/cm. The dielectric material will be processable with no residual stresses, will wet other capacitor components and can be fabricated into unique morphologies. The polymer will be synthesized, fabricated into films and characterized. Designs for advanced capacitors will be presented.

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