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NOVEL NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTES FOR A HIGH RATE PRIMARY MAGNESIUM BATTERY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
9573
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9573
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
541 NW 11th Street Corvallis, OR 97330 6018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: NOVEL NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTES FOR A HIGH RATE PRIMARY MAGNESIUM BATTERY
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,900.00
 

Abstract:

THE NAVY CURRENTLY USES AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE-BASED MG PRIMARY BATTERIES IN A VARIETY OF WEAPONS SYSTEMS. OWING TO PARASITIC MG/H(2)O CORROSION REACTIONS, DELIVERABLE VOLTAGES AND ENERGY DENSITIES ARE SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN THEORETICAL. MOREOVER, VOLTAGE DELAYS OFTEN COMPROMISE PERFORMANCE AND THEEBY APPLICABILITY. THUS THERE IS A NEED FOR NEW NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTES COMPATIBLE WITH MG BATTERY CHEMISTRY. OUR EXPERIENCE WITH ORGANIC ELECTROLYTES FOR LI BATTERIES SUGGESTED A NOVEL NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE FOR THE MG ANODE. DURING PHASE I WE PLAN ON INVESTIGATING THE MG OPEN CIRCUIT CORROSION RATE, ANODE EFFICIENCY, RATE CAPABILITY, AND THE NATURE OF MG/NON-AQUEOUS SURFACE FILMS. FINALLY, MG/MNO(2) AND MG/(CF[X])(N) PRIMARY CELLS WILL BE DISCHARGED EMPLOYING THE NEW NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Victor R Koch
6179381140

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Covalent Associates Inc.
52 Dragon Ct Woburn, MA 01801

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