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A Three-Dimensional Nanoporous Silicon Anode for High-Energy Density…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
114147
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.05
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: A Three-Dimensional Nanoporous Silicon Anode for High-Energy Density Lithium-ion Batteries
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CD89P
Award Amount: $124,861.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR phase I program is directed toward the development of novel, nanoporous silica anodes for low-earth-orbiting (LEO) spacecraft power applications. Silica has attracted a lot of attention as a next-generation anode material because of its very high theoretical capacity compared to state-of-the-art graphitic carbon anodes. However, its use in Li-ion battery applications is limited by its poor cycle stability caused by large volume changes experienced during Li insertion and extraction. The unique pore structure of materials developed in this program will overcome this limitation and realize rechargeable Li-ion cells with high-specific energy and extremely stable cycle life for LEO spacecraft power applications.

Principal Investigator:

Castro S.T. Laicer
Principal Investigator
7815290546
claicer@ginerinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony J. Vaccaro
President/COO
7815290504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042529800
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No