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A New Li Anode Technology for Improved Performance

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95394
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094597
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
X7
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TH Chem, Inc
9008 Cascajo NE Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: A New Li Anode Technology for Improved Performance
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CD34P
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Lithium (Li) metal-based rechargeable batteries have many advantages over Li-ion systems including significantly higher energy density, lower cost, and the option of using positive electrode materials that do not have to be pre-lithiated. Unfortunately, Li metal electrodes form metal dendrites upon cycling, compromising battery safety and limiting cell life. TH Chem, Inc. (THC) proposes to team with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technologies (NMT) to develop a novel, low-cost approach to stabilization of Li metal anodes for high performance rechargeable Li batteries. Novel electrolyte additives will be selected and utilized in Li cell electrolyte systems, promoting formation of protective coating on Li metal anodes for improved cycle and safety performance. In Phase I, electrolyte additives will be selected and studied trough assembly and electrochemical evaluation of Li cells. The PI and his team have extensive experience in lithium battery chemistries and technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Tuqiang Chen
Principal Investigator
5056106027
tchen@thcheminc.com

Business Contact:

Tuqiang Chen
Business Official
5056106027
tchen@thcheminc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TH Chem, Inc.
8415 Manuel Cia Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87122

EIN/Tax ID: 208213361
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No