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Conformal Li Metal Batteries Enabled By Microporous Electrodes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-19-P-0010
Agency Tracking Number: A18B-015-0245
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18B-T015
Solicitation Number: 18.B
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-20
Small Business Information
4880 Venture Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States
DUNS: 078782193
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pu Zhang
 Principal Scientist and Asst. Director of Research
 (734) 205-1435
Business Contact
 Ben Benedict
Phone: (734) 205-1410
Research Institution
 University of Maryland
 Stephanie Swann Stephanie Swann
7809 Regents Drive Room 3112 Lee Building
College Park, MD 20742
United States

 (301) 805-8079
 Nonprofit College or University

Navitas will collaborate with the University of Maryland group to develop a flexible microporous Li metal anode. The proposed porous anode will reduce Li dendrite growth via its built-in porosity and increase rate capability via its high surface area. It will enable a conformal, safe, and light weight lithium metal batteries as soldier portable power devices. The Phase I project will demonstrate the anode feasibility with specific energy >350 Wh/kg and cycle life >150. The Phase II project will extend the microporous electrode technology to cathode and demonstrate a pouch cell (at 3 Ah) with specific energy >400 Wh/kg and cycle life >300. A prototyping conformal battery will be delivered.

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