USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Lithium Ion Battery Separator with High Temperature Stability

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-065-0294
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-065
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Optodot Corporation
2 Kingsbury Ave Watertown, MA -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Lithium Ion Battery Separator with High Temperature Stability
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0314
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

A separator involving composite materials is provided that meets the lithium ion battery requirements for separators with high temperature stability at 220C and above and with mechanical strength and flexibility. The heat stable properties are obtained from using aluminum oxide particles at over 75% by weight that prevent any shrinkage of the composite separator. The mechanical strength without any brittleness is obtained from using a strong and flexible polymer with excellent lithium ion battery compatibility. The resulting composite separator exceeds the tensile strength requirements while providing a high porosity and electrolyte conductivity that is suitable for the high battery cycling rates of lithium ion batteries for vehicles. An inherently low cost manufacturing process of coating the composite separator on a reuseable release substrate followed by delamination is used to make the free-standing composite separator at the desired thickness. This composite separator can be incorporated into lithium ion batteries using existing manufacturing processes as a direct"drop-in"replacement for the current plastic separators that shrink greatly starting at 120C. This heat-resistant composite separator is generic for use with various electrolyte and electrode materials for safer, lower cost, and higher performing lithium ion batteries for vehicles and other applications.

Principal Investigator:

Steve Carlson
President&CEO
(617) 393-1987
scarlson@optodot.com

Business Contact:

Ben Sloan
Product Manager
(617) 393-1987
bsloan@optodot.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optodot Corporation
2 Kingsbury Ave Watertown, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043527762
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No