Polymer-nanocrystal nanocomposite capacitors and their applications in energy storage

Julien Lombardi, Frederick A. Pearsall, Nasim Farahmand, Barry Van Tassel, Eli S. Leland, Limin Huang, Shuangyi Liu, Shyuan Yang, Chengrui Le, Ioannis Kymissis, Peter Kinget, Seth R. Sanders, Daniel Artemus Steingart, Stephen O'Brien

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Abstract

Nanocomposite metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors are of great interest due to the possibility of reducing the number of discrete components in printed circuit boards, and alternatively using embedded or directly printed capacitors in conjunction with integrated circuits. Flexible substrates also become candidates when employing low processing temperatures. In addition to compatibility with nanomanufacturing, the prospect of designing a nanocomposite dielectric, by combining colloidal nanoparticle fillers and polymer hosts, lends itself very well to the idea of tunability of the mechanical and electrical properties. A parallel plate capacitor is a deceptively simple device concept that quickly evolves into a complex problem when considering how components can be assembled into the dielectric layer to optimize for comprehensive performance, as a function of capacitance, frequency, voltage, leakage, dissipation loss and ESR. Our work in solution processing of inorganic oxide dielectrics and multiferroics, using a modified sol-gel approach allows for the preparation of a variety of formulations that can be treated as inks for deposition as layers and/or for the design of novel nanocomposite films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 13th Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, NMDC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538610169
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 8 2019
Event13th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, NMDC 2018 - Portland, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2018Oct 17 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE 13th Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, NMDC 2018

Conference

Conference13th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, NMDC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period10/14/1810/17/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Instrumentation

Keywords

  • capacitor
  • chemical solution processing
  • multiferroic
  • nanocomposite
  • nanocrystal

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    Lombardi, J., Pearsall, F. A., Farahmand, N., Van Tassel, B., Leland, E. S., Huang, L., Liu, S., Yang, S., Le, C., Kymissis, I., Kinget, P., Sanders, S. R., Steingart, D. A., & O'Brien, S. (2019). Polymer-nanocrystal nanocomposite capacitors and their applications in energy storage. In 2018 IEEE 13th Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, NMDC 2018 [8605917] (2018 IEEE 13th Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, NMDC 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NMDC.2018.8605917