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Windable Lithium-ion Conducting Ceramic Electrolytes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0161
Agency Tracking Number: A09A-011-0105
Amount: $123,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T011
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-09-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-03-17
Small Business Information
9036 Winnetka Avenue
Northridge, CA 91324
United States
DUNS: 803217314
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yuhong Huang
 Director of New Technologies
 (818) 727-9786
Business Contact
 Jenny Sajot
Title: Director of Administration
Phone: (818) 727-9786
Research Institution
 Univ. of Dayton Research Institute
 Binod Kumar
Electrochemical Power Group 300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
United States

 (937) 229-3452
 Nonprofit College or University

Lithium-air battery consists of a lithium anode electrochemically coupled to atmospheric oxygen through an air cathode. The major advantages of lithium air batteries are that air cathode active material, oxygen, is not stored internal to cell system and lithium anode being extremely lightweight metal with a highest theoretical specific energy density. This energy density is well comparable with that of gasoline device. This energy density is 10 times higher than the highest energy density for presently available commercial lithium-ion batteries. In addition to these advantages, the lithium air batteries can offer a flat discharge voltage profile, environmental friendliness, and long storage life. Lithium air battery can also be fabricated either in chargeable or non-chargeable modes. These features identify the lithium air batteries as the potential power sources for the portable electronic devices, electric vehicles, and defense applications. In this proposed research, we plan to develop windable electrolyte membrane starting from nanosized LiM2(PO4)3 type powder. Testing cell of lithium-air battery will be constructed and characterized in Phase I.

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