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High Energy, Safe, and Long-Life Next Generation Batteries Using Liquefied Gas Electrolytes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0688
Agency Tracking Number: F19A-014-0066
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19A-T014
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-16
Small Business Information
3030 Bunker Hill St. Ste 319
United States
DUNS: 079720127
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Cyrus Rustomji
 Chief Technology Officer
 (805) 509-0648
Business Contact
 Cyrus Rustomji
Phone: (805) 509-0648
Research Institution
 University of California, San Diego
 Fernan Balsalubre Fernan Balsalubre
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
United States

 (858) 534-3334
 Nonprofit College or University

The team at South 8 Technologies is the first to develop a novel and patented Liquefied Gas Electrolyte chemistry for rechargeable lithium metal batteries which meets these Air Force requirements. The proposed non-hazardous chemistry has already demonstrated world-record performance on the lithium metal anode (99.9% plating/stripping efficiency over hundreds of cycles) while maintaining high performance with conventional 4-V cathodes. The ultra-low viscosity and exceptional conductivity of the proposed electrolytes enable the use of thick cathodes while maintaining a high-power capability >1 C rate and will reach specific energy >425 Wh/kg.

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