Power and Thermal Technology for Air and Space. Delivery Order 0006: Nano-filled Polymers for Electrical Insulation
Final rept., 21 Sep 2004-31 Jul 2006
DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST
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The objective of this delivery order was to conduct research aimed at developing nano-filled polymers for electrical insulation. Improved polymers could be used in wiring, cabling, potting compounds, and capacitors. Specifically, this effort involved research in areas such as nano-filler dispersion, bulk sample fabrication, and thin film processing. These activities are designed to contribute to the improvement of highly stressed electrical insulation with a goal of improved mean time before failure. This program focused exclusively on the addition of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane POSS nanoparticles into epoxy resin. A procedure was developed to incorporate POSS nanoparticles into a common epoxyamine resin system at loadings over 5 wt, where the solubility limit seems to be between 5 and 10 wt. Dispersion of the particles was excellent in regards to optical clarity.
- Polymer Chemistry
- Electricity and Magnetism