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Nano-Composite Cathodes for High Performance Lithium Ion Microbatteries

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84005
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
066754
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TPL, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109-4416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Nano-Composite Cathodes for High Performance Lithium Ion Microbatteries
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX07CA74P
Award Amount: $99,983.00
 

Abstract:

TPL Inc. proposes to develop a novel, high performance, nanostructured cathode material for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries. The proposed approach will modify lithium metal oxide cathode materials using proprietary nanostructured coatings to deliver improved cycle life and lower internal cell resistance for improved power delivery. Preliminary experiments carried out at TPL already indicate the potential of this approach to deliver the desired improvements. This Phase I effort will optimize the materials composition, processing and microstructure to deliver optimized performance. The surface-modified cathode materials (SMCMs) will be utilized to fabricate Li-ion coin cell microbatteries that show significantly improved performance. The nanostructured transition metal oxide particles will also impart faradaic pseudo-capacitance features to Li-ion batteries for high power and high energy applications, and structurally stabilize the cathode materials for longer cycle life. These novel materials will enhance the performance of TPL's microbatteries that will provide a small, light weight power source for sensors in advanced observation platforms.

Principal Investigator:

Charles M. Lakeman
Principal Investigator
5053424427
clakeman@tplinc.com

Business Contact:

Hap M. Stoller
President & CEO
5053424412
hstoller@tplinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TPL, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

EIN/Tax ID: 850291542
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No