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New and Improved Lithium-Ion Battery

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
American Energy Technologies Company
220 W. Campus Ct., Unit D Ar, IL 60004-1479
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: New and Improved Lithium-Ion Battery
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CE54P
Award Amount: $99,999.00


This project is a partnership effort between American Energy Technologies Company (Illinois), Yardney Technical Products (Connecticut) and A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute of Drexel University (Pennsylvania). The proposing team seeks to demonstrate tangible improvement in the performance of Lithium-Ion batteries by way of increasing their specific energy density beyond 300 Wh/kg at C/2 in the range of temperatures, at a minimum, from 60<SUP>o</SUP>C to 0<SUP>o</SUP>C. The battery will use newly developed Silicon-doped, stabilized graphitic anode; Lithiated mixed oxide cathode, in its turn, doped with nano-sized cycling stability-enhancing additives; and an innovative inherently safe electrolyte system based on ionic liquids. Special focus of the development effort shall be directed towards creation of scaleable Si-doped carbon material for the battery anode. Cell optimization effort will focus on methodic rebalancing of the classic anode to cathode ratios, by devising unique, highly efficient cathode of increased thickness in support of operation of thin anode, whose specific capacity will vary from 300 to 2,000 Ah/kg at C/2.

Principal Investigator:

Igor V. Barsukov
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Mayya Barsukov
Small Business Information at Submission:

American Energy Technologies Company
3825 Lizette Lane Glenview, IL 60026-1218

EIN/Tax ID: 270298569
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No