Accession Number:

ADA465312

Title:

Power and Thermal Technology for Air and Space. Delivery Order 0006: Nano-filled Polymers for Electrical Insulation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 21 Sep 2004-31 Jul 2006

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Plastics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE