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Non-Fracturing, High Performance NiMH Negative Electrode

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85320
Agency Tracking Number: 90125
Amount: $99,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 08 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Aron Newman
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 David Green
Title: Dr.
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution

Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries are used in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). In order to increase automobile market share, NiMH costs need to decrease by providing a higher energy density and longer lifetimes. This project will develop a non-fracturing, low-cost, TiMn2 metal hydride negative electrode material. The proposed protective coating on the TiMn2 electrode particles will enable cell performance with 2000 W/kg high rate capability, 0.02%/ cycle capacity fade, and 500 mAh/g negative electrode reversible capacities. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The low cost electrode should enable the use of metal hydride batteries for stationary energy storage. In addition, this drop-in negative electrode technology should find use in the improvement of commercial NiMH power cells used in various applications, including hybrid electric vehicles, power tools, and electronic devices.

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