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SBIR Phase II: Lithium Reservoir Nanocarbons for Lithium Ion Batteries

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68009
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0419757
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave. PO Box 579 Cedarville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase II: Lithium Reservoir Nanocarbons for Lithium Ion Batteries
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0548708
Award Amount: $462,455.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop Li-ion battery anodes that exploit the unique morphology of low cost carbon nanofibers (CNF). Primary efforts will focus on reduction of irreversible capacity, through a variety of nanofiber surface modification techniques, characterization of the upper limits of anode discharge rate, and development of a new type of compound anode material that combines CNF with elements that form high energy alloys of lithium. The latter effort has the potential to combine the high rate capability of CNF with the higher operation voltage of alloys in a manner that synergistically increases the reversible capacity of both components of the compound anode. Safe, rechargeable, inexpensive Li-ion batteries are enjoying a growing customer base in diverse markets from consumer electronics to space vehicles. The unique morphology of carbon nanofibers and the fact that these materials can readily be transitioned into an existing client base of Li-ion battery producers and users, holds great promise for this cutting-edge research.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald L. Jacobsen
Dr
9378654046
rljacobsen@mlpc.com

Business Contact:

Marty L. Rochon
Mr
9377662020
rochon@apsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Sciences, Inc
P O Box 579 Cedarville, OH 45314

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