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Nanostructured MnO2-Based Cathodes for Li-Polymer Batteries

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51843
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA1157
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Nanostructured MnO2-Based Cathodes for Li-Polymer Batteries
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,892.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of the proposed program is to develop high capacity nanostructured LixMnO2 cathode materials with a layered structure, which is stable over a wide range of lithiation. Layered LixMnO2 is a very attractive cathode material for aerospace applications because of its high theoretical capacity ( 300 Ah/kg), low cost and low toxicity. In the proposed approach, doped MnO2 nanoparticles will be produced by our patented vapor phase process. MnO2 sheets will be stabilized by an electrochemically active cation, which will restrict the movement of Mn ions. The unique feature of our vapor phase process is its ability to produce ┬┐kinetically stabilized┬┐ nanoparticles, which lead to exceptional energy densities, e.g. 900 Wh/kg in case of our V2O5 nanoparticles. In Phase I, electrochemical properties of cathodes fabricated using doped-MnO2 nanoparticles will be evaluated by working with our industrial partner. These materials will lead to Li-polymer batteries with high energy densities (> 250 Wh/kg) and a long cycle life (> 250). In Phase II, prototype batteries will be fabricated and tested for performance, along with optimization and scaling of the powder synthesis process. In Phase III, the newly developed materials will be implemented in commercial batteries.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. 1. Singhal
Senior Scientist
7328851088
amitsin@aol.com

Business Contact:

Dr.Gary S Tompa
President
7328855909
gstompa@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanopowder Enterprises Inc.
Suite 106, 120 Centennial Ave., Piscataway, NJ 08854

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