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Safe High Voltage Cathode Materials for Pulsed Power Applications

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Department of Defense
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2011 / STTR
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nGimat, LLC
2436 Over Drive, Suite B Lexington, KY 40511-2637
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Safe High Voltage Cathode Materials for Pulsed Power Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-11-M-0314
Award Amount: $79,995.00


nGimat & Oak Ridge National Labs jointly propose to develop safe high-voltage cathode materials for pulsed power applications in the military and commercial sectors. nGimat's versatile NanoSpray Combustion process will be utilized to tailor the bulk & surface composition of the cathode materials as well as the particle size & morphology to meet the demanding energy, power and safety requirements of emerging battery applications. During the Phase I effort, nGimat will develop structurally stable, surface coated, sub-micron-sized high-voltage battery cathode materials that will have optimized energy-density, power-density and thermal-stability. The electrochemical performance of the cathode materials will be demonstrated in small lab-scale electrochemical cells. Calorimetric analysis will also be performed to determine the thermal stability of the cells. In Phase II, we will partner with a leading battery manufacturing R & D center to develop large commercial-scale cells and modules to validate capacity, cycle life and thermal stability under various conditions. In addition collaborations will be forged with a leading developer of high-voltage electrolytes to ensure success in the program. In the long run, by using low-cost, environmentally-friendly precursors we will develop an inherently scalable & energy-efficient process that will allow cost-effective production of high-performance battery materials.

Principal Investigator:

Ganesh Venugopal
Director, Energy Products
(770) 789-9966

Business Contact:

Andrew Hunt
(404) 734-3050
Small Business Information at Submission:

nGimat, LLC
2436 Over Drive, Suite B Lexington, KY -

EIN/Tax ID: 272978691
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO Box 2008
1 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6115
Contact: Jagjit Nanda
Contact Phone: (865) 241-8361