Effects of interfacial modifications on electrical properties of laminar composite dielectrics

Pratyush Tewari, Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan, Eugene Furman, Michael T. Lanagan

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The reported work highlights that both polarizibility and quasi-DC conductivity, the two most important parameters for high energy density materials, can be influenced by the surface polarity of an oxide and interfacial surface tension between the oxide and polymer in a laminar composite. Surface modification of laminar composites, composed of thermally grown silica and vapor phase grown Parylene C thin films using organosilanes, was used to control silica surface polarity and interfacial surface tension. Surface polarity of thermally grown silica was found to control the interfacial dipolar energy states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18817-18823
Number of pages7
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 21 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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