Nanodielectrics for High Energy Density Capacitors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,918.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-09-M-5033
Award Id:
92853
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-085-2105
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
King Wang
Senior Engineer
(781) 935-1200
ttrainor@tplinc.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Lamenzo
Marketing Coordinator
(781) 935-1200
tmosman@tplinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Agiltron, in collaboration with the Nanodielectric Group headed by Prof. Lei Zhu and Steven Boggs at the University of Connecticut (UConn), proposes a novel nano-engineering approach to develop a new category of nano-dielectrics for high energy density capacitor applications. The new approach combines the cutting-edge nanomaterials development and manufacture at Agiltron and extensive experience in materials design and simulation within the UConn team. The proposed nanodielectrics integrate high dielectric constant ceramic nanoparticles, an interphase nano-layer, and a polymer matrix with high breakdown strength. Our nanocomposites are expected to have a dielectric constant of 2 to 3 orders of magnitude larger than that of the matrix polymer, breakdown strength of ~300 V/?m, dielectric loss less than 0.01, and calculated energy storage density of over 30 J/cc. These nanodielectric films will be flexible due to the low filler loading, and they can be folded and rolled to build compact capacitors. These features are unattainable from the existing materials. This Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach. BENEFIT: The use of this technology would find application in most electronic devices. DoD, DHS, and other government organizations would benefit greatly from the reduction of size and weight, and the enhanced performance of capacitors. Civilian applications include capacitors and other passive devices in all electronic devices, and electronic packaging.

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