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Kinetically Stabilized Nanostructured Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Li-ion…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
43925
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
99-602
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NEI Corporation
400 E Apgar Drive Somerset, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Kinetically Stabilized Nanostructured Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DTRA01-99-P-0046
Award Amount: $970,000.00
 

Abstract:

Rechargeable (or secondary) Li-ion batteries are projected to become a $ 2 billion/year industry within the next three years. The major constituent of the cathode in state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries is lithium cobalt oxide power, which amounts to anestimated $ 300 million/year in terms of power market. In Phase I, using our patented vapor phase process, we developed a new class of kinetically stabilized nanostructured powders wherein discrete metastable oxide nanoparticles are formed. The energydensity of these powders was greater by 30-60%(depending upon the test conditions) than that of both coarse powders of the same composition, as well as state-of-the-art lithium cobalt oxide powders. Capitalizing on the Phase I innovation, and matchingfund support from out collaborators who are world leaders in Li-batteries, in Phase II, we propose to develop cathode materials that will lead to Li-ion batteries with an exceptional energy density (~250Wh/kg) and long cycle life (>250). The objective ofthe Phase II program is to get our technology

Principal Investigator:

Amit Singhal
Senior Scientist
7328851088

Business Contact:

Gary Tompa
President
7328851088
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOPOWDER ENTERPRISES, INC.
120 Centennial Ave.; Suite 106 Piscataway, NJ 08854

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