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Solid State High Energy Density Batteries

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: 6SVL4-23-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0698
Amount: $1,315,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM222-001
Solicitation Number: 22.2
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-02-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-28
Small Business Information
4023 Kennett Pike #942
Wilmington, DE 19807-1111
United States
DUNS: 051186760
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
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Research Institution

Modern lithium ion batteries are known for their poor safety performance, with many reports of battery failure and fire having been reported. One of the major causes of battery fire is from the use of flammable solvents, such as organic carbonates, as the electrolyte. These hazards have long limited the usage of batteries in dangerous conditions, such as on the battlefield. To combat this issue, the team at framergy and the University of Louisville (UoL) have teamed up to develop a series of battery materials that are based upon the combination of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and deep eutectic solvents (DESs). DES are known for the low vapor pressures and flammability, something that has made them materials of interest in fire resistance applications. Meanwhile, MOFs are highly porous, tunable materials that are known for their strong ability to interact with guest molecules, engendering them with high ionic conductivities. By combining these two materials, the team has shown that next generation batteries can be achieved that have high charge/discharge cyclic efficiency, while also eliminating the problem of electrolyte flammability.

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