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Low-cost, High-capacity Lithium Ion Batteries through Modified Surface and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
76619
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
08a
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000801
Small Business Information
Navitas Systems, Llc
1200 Internationale Parkway Suite 100 Woodridge, IL 60517-4976
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Low-cost, High-capacity Lithium Ion Batteries through Modified Surface and Microstructure
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-13ER90686
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

With the promise of low cost and high capacity, silicon-based materials have emerged as the anode of the future for lithium ion batteries. Commercial success has been hindered by limited cycle life, expensive precursors and non-scalable processes. The overall approach will use low- cost microsilicon starting material and readily scalable methods to attain nanostructure amenable to high capacity and long cycle life. A subsequent step will be used to modify the surface chemistry to create an artificial SEI layer and limit first cycle irreversible loss. Silicon-based anodes are being commercialized in next generation lithium ion batteries for consumer electronics. If successful, this project will reduce the cost and extend cycle life to enable adoption into the more cost- and life-sensitive electric vehicle market.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Shi
Dr.
7346693850
jshi@navitassys.com

Business Contact:

Angela Youngblood
Mrs.
7346693850
ayoungblood@navitassys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Navitas Systems
1200 Internationale Parkway Woodridge, IL 60517-4795

EIN/Tax ID: 453414384
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No