Flexible dielectric nanocomposites with ultrawide zero-temperature coefficient windows for electrical energy storage and conversion under extreme conditions

Shehzad, Khurram, Xu, Yang ORCID: 0000-0003-3148-7678, Gao, Chao, Li, Hanying, Dang, Zhi-Min ORCID: 0000-0003-4427-8779, Hasan, Tawfique, Luo, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-0310-2443 and Duan, Xiangfeng ORCID: 0000-0002-4321-6288 (2017) Flexible dielectric nanocomposites with ultrawide zero-temperature coefficient windows for electrical energy storage and conversion under extreme conditions. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (8). pp. 7591-7600. ISSN 1944-8252

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Polymer dielectrics offer key advantages over their ceramic counterparts such as flexibility, scalability, low cost, and high breakdown voltages. However, a major drawback that limits more widespread application of polymer dielectrics is their temperature-dependent dielectric properties. Achieving dielectric constants with low/zero-temperature coefficient (L/0TC) over a broad temperature range is essential for applications in diverse technologies. Here, we report a hybrid filler strategy to produce polymer composites with an ultrawide L/0TC window of dielectric constant, as well as a significantly enhanced dielectric value, maximum energy storage density, thermal conductivity, and stability. By creating a series of percolative polymer composites, we demonstrated hybrid carbon filler based composites can exhibit a zero-temperature coefficient window of 200 °C (from -50 to 150 °C), the widest 0TC window for all polymer composite dielectrics reported to date. We further show the electric and dielectric temperature coefficient of the composites is highly stable against stretching and bending, even under AC electric field with frequency up to 1 MHz. We envision that our method will push the functional limits of polymer dielectrics for flexible electronics in extreme conditions such as in hybrid vehicles, aerospace, power electronics, and oil/gas exploration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: General Materials Science, carbon nanotubes, dielectric constant, energy storage and conversion, polymer nanocomposites, zero temperature coefficient
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Depositing User: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2020 11:01
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2020 11:01
Identification Number: 10.1021/acsami.6b14984
Funders: ** Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering; FundRef: 10.13039/501100000287, ** Funder: Zhejiang University; FundRef: 10.13039/501100004835, ** Funder: Churchill College, University of Cambridge; FundRef: 10.13039/501100000742, ** Funder: National Natural Science Foundation of China; FundRef: 10.13039/501100001809; Grant(s): 61006077, 51250110536, 61425201, 51650110494, 2016XZZX001-05, 61474099, 61274123, ** Funder: Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province; FundRef: 10.13039/501100004731; Grant(s): LR12F04001, ** Funder: National Basic Research Program of China; Grant(s): 2013CB632101
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2552

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