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Lithium-Sulfur batteries for energy storage applications

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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NOHMS Technologies
Spindletop Building, Suite 102 2624 Research Park Drive Lexington, KY 40511-8507
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Lithium-Sulfur batteries for energy storage applications
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0026
Award Amount: $99,964.00


NOHMs Technologies proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a novel Lithium-Sulfur chemistry for electrical energy storage that provides high charge and discharge rates, high cycle life, and high energy density. The proposed technology is based on innovative sulfur-infused carbon composite cathode materials (developed at Cornell University), which overcome the poor cycle life problems that have plagued Li-S batteries by encapsulating sulfur in mesoporous carbon hosts. The primary goal of Phase I project is to develop S@C composite cathodes that contain high sulfur loading (70%) and exhibit long cycle life (>1000 cycles). We propose to achieve this target using electronically conducting, optimal porous carbon hosts (by utilizing commercially available carbon feedstocks: carbon aerogel, coconut carbon and coal) for sulfur infusion, which limits polysulfide dissolution. The secondary goal of Phase I research is to improve the thermal and electrochemical stability of the electrolytes to further the reversibility of the redox reactions between lithium and sulfur and safety.

Principal Investigator:

Surya Moganty
Battery Scientist
(607) 379-5444

Business Contact:

Nathan Ball
(607) 319-9464
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NOHM Technologies
PO Box 4869 Ithaca, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 273907362
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No