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Advanced Neutrally Buoyant Rechargeable Batteries Based on Ceramic Electrolyte…

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Department of Defense
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2009 / STTR
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Technology Holding, LLC
4552 S THOUSAND OAK DR Salt Lake City, UT -
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Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Advanced Neutrally Buoyant Rechargeable Batteries Based on Ceramic Electrolyte Separators
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-C-0621
Award Amount: $749,668.00


A battery is proposed that utilizes a Li+ conducting, solid-electrolyte separator, LiSICON, Li metal anode and high-capacity cathode. The LiSICON ceramic is fabricated using state of the art tape casting methods which allows composite structures of porous and dense layers ~100fYm thick. The layered structure increase mechanical strength and decrease interfacial and bulk resistances. The high-energy cathode material, amorphous MnO2 or nano-crystalline LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2, allow a predicted energy density>400 Whr/kg for the overall battery. The proposed Phase II effort expands on the successful demonstration of small-scale cells utilizing both cathode materials in Phase I. The Phase II Base objectives are improving cathode performance and lowering cost, fabricating and validating the pressure tolerant casing, selecting anodes, electrolytes and fabricating a thin LiSICON ceramic electrolyte separator.

Principal Investigator:

John Watkins
(801) 792-0652

Business Contact:

Raymond Miller
Senior Scientist
(801) 978-2176
Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology Holding, LLC
800 North 350 West Salt Lake City, UT 84103-

EIN/Tax ID: 47-0871173
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Rutgers University
2540 Dole Street
Hall 402
Honolulu, HI 96822-
Contact: Dunbar B. Iii
Contact Phone: (732) 445-5606