Nanocomposite Film Capacitors for High Energy Accelerators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85533
Agency Tracking Number: 91171
Amount: $99,958.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 39 f
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
Tpl, Incorporated
3921 Academy Parkway North NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
DUNS: 055145320
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Leo Thurmond
 Mr.
 (505) 342-4455
 lthurmond@tplinc.com
Business Contact
 Rod Kreutzian
Title: Mr.
Phone: (505) 342-4471
Email: rkreutzian@tplinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Capacitors are a key component in many pulsed power systems, in particular power modulators for high energy accelerators. As switching technology improves, a need for capacitors at lower voltages (5-10 kV) has become more pronounced, especially for solid-state pulsed power systems. The desirable parameters for such capacitors include high energy density, high reliability, high peak current delivery, low loss, long life, and fast rise-time capability. This project will develop such capacitors by utilizing an advanced nanocomposite dielectric film that possesses a high dielectric constant combined with high dielectric strength and low loss. The device will be designed to enable high peak current delivery, fast rise-time, long life, and high reliability in a compact package. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee In addition to the application to DOE accelerators, the new capacitors should have military applications related to radar modulators and directed energy weapons, and commercial applications such as radar and snubbers for solid-state high-voltage switches

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