Nanocomposite Dielectric Film

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0228
Agency Tracking Number: N121-095-0495
Amount: $79,920.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-095
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810-1077
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Lennhoff
 Area Manager-Materials Te
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to demonstrate the advantage of using a coupling agent to bind ceramic dielectric nanofillers uniformly within a high temperature polymer matrix. On the proposed Phase I program, PSI will enhance the energy density of nanocomposite dielectric polymer films by utilizing oxide ceramic nanoparticle fillers with a commercially available chemistry that binds to both the ceramic and polymer components. During the Phase I effort, PSI will demonstrate the technology to produce lab scale dielectric films and characterize the films for permittivity, dielectric loss and film resistance. PSI will be assisted by Prof. George Rossetti at the Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut on the proposed program. During a Phase I Option, we will perform film pilot scale runs at our partner, Frontier Industrial Technology. A Phase II program will include further films scale-up, characterization of defects and failure mode, and fabrication of 10 J rolled capacitors with our partner, Arizona Capacitors.

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