TechConnect Innovation Program

Compact, High Temperature Nanolayer Film Capacitors

PolymerPlus LLC, OH, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Multilayered films of polyvinylidene fluoride and polycarbonate were fabricated to show a 2 fold improvement in energy density, 50% reduction in existing capacitor size, and up to 160 °C performance with improved breakdown strength. Capacitor fabrication and testing validated the results. Scale-up production of films was also demonstrated.

Primary Application Area: Defense & Transportation

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: A 2X improvement in energy density, 50% reduction in existing capacitor size, and up to 160 °C performance with improved breakdown strength possible for multilayered film technology. Film production scalability and prototype fabrication capabilities demonstrated. Application specific prototype development work is in progress.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 47M

Website: www.polymerplus.net

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: ONR funding: PolymerPlus was awarded SBIR Phase I and Phase II funding to develop 10 J wound film capacitors.

Primary Sources of Funding: Corporate Venture Capital, Corporate Partner, Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners