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Oxygen-Permeable Membrane for Lithium Air Batteries

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
82970
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-EP4-2119
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
39630 Eureka Drive Newark, CA 94560
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Oxygen-Permeable Membrane for Lithium Air Batteries
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W911QX-07-C-0054
Award Amount: $99,960.00
 

Abstract:

Membrane Technology and Research Inc. (MTR) proposes to develop oxygen-permeable and organic-rejecting membranes for use as a sealing layer on the cathode of lithium/air batteries. Thin, stable membranes that allow oxygen in air to transport into the cathode, but prevent organic solvents found in batteries from leaking to the environment are required to realize the considerable potential of lithium/air batteries. We believe composite membranes fabricated from perfluorinated polymers are the ideal choice for this application because of their unrivaled chemical stability, high oxygen permeance, and excellent organic solvent barrier properties. In the Phase I program the properties of perfluorinated composite membranes in the presence of organic solvents found in lithium/air batteries will be measured. This data will be used to select optimized membranes for scale-up and incorporation into prototype lithium/air batteries in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Tim C. Merkel
Senior Research Scientist
6505433362
tcmerkel@mtrinc.com

Business Contact:

Elizabeth G. Weiss
Government Contracts Manager
6505433378
egweiss@mtrinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH, INC.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103 Menlo Park, CA 94025

EIN/Tax ID: 942795892
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No