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Advanced Dielectric Materials for Electrostatic Capacitors

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Editor: Qi Li 1
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Publication Year: 2020

Capacitors are passive electrical components that store energy in an electric field. Applications include electric power conditioning, signal processing, motor starting, and energy storage. The maximum charge a capacitor can hold largely depends on the dielectric material inside. That material is the enabler for the performance. Ongoing development in fields such as high-power electronics, renewable energy, hybrid electric vehicles and electric aircraft, is posing an urgent need for more advanced electrostatic capacitor technology. This book for researchers in industry and academia provides an overview of key dielectric materials for capacitor technology. It covers preparation and characterization of state-of-the art dielectric materials including ceramics, polymers and polymer nanocomposites, for the most popular applications including energy storage, microwave communication and multi-layer ceramic capacitors. The book begins with an introduction to electrostatic capacitor technology, then goes on to cover the following topics: techniques for capacitor dielectrics characterization; dielectric polymers and dielectric metamaterials for high energy capacitors; polymer/nanofiller composites; high-temperature polymer-based dielectrics for electrostatic energy storage; design and simulations of capacitor dielectrics by phase-field computations; rational design on polymer dielectrics; inorganic dielectrics for high-energy-density capacitors; ceramic dielectrics for microwave communication; ceramic dielectrics for MLCCs; and finally two chapters on future prospects for polymers and ceramics.

Inspec keywords: dielectric materials; electrostatic devices; capacitors; polymers

Other keywords: high-temperature polymer-based dielectrics; microwave communication; high-energy-density capacitors; electrostatic energy storage; dielectric metamaterials; ceramic dielectrics; high-energy capacitors; dielectric polymers; MLCCs; electrostatic capacitors; phase-field computations; polymer-nanofiller composites; inorganic dielectrics; dielectric materials

Subjects: Capacitors; General electrical engineering topics; Dielectric materials and properties; Polymers and plastics (engineering materials science); Electrostatic devices

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