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Super Dielectric Materials

Navy researchers have developed a new class of dielectrics—super dielectric materials—with dielectric constants near 0 Hz, greater than 10^5. The specific dielectric employed is a high surface area alumina impregnated, to the consistency of paste, with an aqueous solution of weak boric acid. This material repeatedly shows dielectric constants greater than 4 × 10^8. The high dielectric constants measured may support development of a classic electrostatic capacitor as an alternative to super capacitors for electrical energy storage and power delivery. Data from the Navy suggests that with optimization these novel capacitors, made of remarkably inexpensive material, could surpass super capacitors and rival batteries in terms of volumetric energy density.
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US 9,530,574
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Patent Issue Date: 
December 27, 2016
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