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Carbon Nitride Films for High Power Density Capacitors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28438
Amount: $58,690.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
184 Cedar Hill St
Marlborough, MA 01752
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Winsor, Iv, Ph.d.
 (508) 481-5058
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Research Institution

Aspen Systems will develop high efficiency/high temperature Carbon-Nitride films to meet the design objectives of high energy density capacitors (HEDC) for energy storage in pulsed power systems (>15MJ/kg). Phase I will fabricate samples of film for dielectric analysis. The dielectric properties of these materials will be evaluated using the most advanced computational techniques available. Initial, rigorous calculations will be performed based on quantum mechanical models (DMol). The development of high strength, low loss dielectrics will have immediate application in electric rail gun applications and compact, lightweight energy store required for mobile systems (e.g. tanks, ships). Capacitors manufactured from these materials will find immediate application in commercial products such as high power filter capacitors.

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