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CALCIUM AND ZINC HIGH TEMPERATURE BATTERIES USING INTERCALATION CATHODES

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1601
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1601
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eltron Research & Development LLC
4600 Nautilus Ct., S. Boulder, CO 80301-3241
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: CALCIUM AND ZINC HIGH TEMPERATURE BATTERIES USING INTERCALATION CATHODES
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $189,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS DIRECTED TOWARDS GENERATING THE SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING NECESSARY FOR EVALUATING THE VIABILITY OF CA(2+) AND ZN(2+) CONDUCTING B"-ALUMINA SOLID ELECTROLYTES FOR A NEW TYPE OF ADVANCED BATTERY SYSTEM CONTAINING EITHER ZINC OR CALCIUM AS THE ANODE AND INTERCALATION CATHODES CONSISTING OF IMMOBILE TRANSITION METAL REDOX SPECIES INCORPORATED IN A B"-ALUMINA TYPE LATTICE. THE NOMINALLY NA(+) CONDUCTING B"-ALUMINA SOLID ELECTROLYTE WILL BE ION-EXCHANGED IN MOLTEN SALTS TO GIVE SPECIFIC IONIC CONDUCTIVITY FOR THE SPECIES CA(2+) AND ZN(2+). THE ELECTROCHEMICAL PERFORMANCE AND REVERSIBILITY OF CALCIUM AND ZINC AS ANODE MATERIALS WILL BE DETERMINED USING APPROPRIATE MOLTEN SALT MEDIATING AGENTS TO THE SOLID ELECTROLYTE. BY THIS APPROACH LONG LIFE FROM THE SOLID ELECTROLYTE CAN BE ANTICIPATED. CELLS TO BE FABRICATED AND ELECTROCHEMICALLY CHARACTERIZED WILL INCLUDE: CA2SI/CAC12,CA12/CA(2+) B"-ALUMINA/CA0.83MG0.67A15.33M5017 ZN/ZNC12,ZNS04/ZN(2+) B"-ALUMINA/ZN0.83MG0.67A15.33017 WHERE M = FE(+3), CR(+3), ETC. EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON DETERMINING THE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS AND COMPATIBILITY OF THE TRANSITION METAL REDOX SPECIES PRESENT IN THE INTERCALATION CATHODE WITH THE DIVALENT CONDUCTING SOLID ELECTROLYTE.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony F. Sammells
President
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Business Contact:

Anthony f. sammells
PRESIDENT
Small Business Information at Submission:

Eltron Research Inc.
4260 Westbrook Dr Aurora, IL 60504

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