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Non-flammable Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F141-070-0939
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF141-070
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
Lynntech, Inc.
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South College Station, TX 77845-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Non-flammable Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-14-M-2488
Award Amount: $149,996.00
 

Abstract:

Lithium-ion batteries with improved safety and that maintain high specific energies, high powers, and wide temperature ranges are needed for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and other platforms. Current lithium-ion batteries contain a highly flammable electrolyte and can combust under failure mechanisms such as overcharging, internal shorting, defects, physical damage, overheating, etc. Lynntech proposes to develop ionic liquid-based electrolytes that are non-flammable and provide high performance required for JSF aircraft batteries, particularly at high rates and over wide temperature ranges. To achieve this, Lynntech will develop non-flammable ionic liquid mixture electrolytes containing functional compounds. The electrolyte composition will be designed to be non-flammable, provide high ionic conductivity, and result in optimal solid-electrolyte interface layers at the anode and cathode. During the Phase I, the electrolytes"properties including flammability and ionic conductivity will be determined, and the the performance and safety will be evaluated in full cells. The advanced non-flammable electrolyte will provide batteries for JSF aircraft that have improved safety while maintaining high performance.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Rhodes
Chief Technologist
(979) 764-2200
chris.rhodes@lynntech.com

Business Contact:

Candice Eaton
Contracts Administrator
(979) 764-2218
contract@lynntech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lynntech, Inc.
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South College Station, TX 77845-

EIN/Tax ID: 742463014
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No