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SBIR Phase I: Electrode Material Development for SuperCapacitor

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79524
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0611219
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
eSpin Technologies, Inc.
7151 Discovery Drive Chattanooga, TN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase I: Electrode Material Development for SuperCapacitor
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0611219
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project intends to develop low cost activated carbon nanofiber based ultracapacitor electrode material with ability to store large energy and power density. Polymer precursor nanofibers from polyacrylonitrile, pitch, phenolic, and lignin will be produced using an electrospinning process. These nanofibers will be converted to activated carbon nanofiber with surface area in excess of 3 to 5 times more than the conventional electrode material used in supercapacitors. The nanofiber architecture will be tailored to achieve the desired power and energy performance by varying pore structure, electrode thickness, surface area, and other product properties. Supercapcitors are candidates for many applications including electric vehicles, consumer and industrial electronics and power tools, power management, etc. Successful development of low cost carbon electrode material will allow supercapacitor material manufacturer to produce these devices at relatively low cost and will have broad effect on overall market in terms of cost and economics.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Mainz
Mr
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mmainz@espintechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Jayesh Doshi
Dr
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jdoshi@espintechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

eSPin Technologies, Inc.
7151 Discovery Drive Chattanooga, TN 37416

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