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High Speed Carbon Nanosheet Supercapacitors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-2118
Agency Tracking Number: F09B-T05-0277
Amount: $99,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF09-BT05
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-04-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-02-01
Small Business Information
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400
Roanoke, VA 24016
United States
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Omar Torrens
 Principal Investigator
 (434) 483-4245
Business Contact
 Maggie Hudson
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (434) 483-4254
Research Institution
 Case Western Reserve University
 Carol Schwendeman
Office of Sponsored Projects 10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

 (216) 368-4514
 Nonprofit College or University

Using its novel carbon nanosheet technology, Luna Innovations will develop a Supercapacitor with the highest energy densities available in the microsecond to millisecond response times. Nanosheets are vertically aligned graphene sheets that can be grown on a wide variety of substrates without catalyst and have an open, accessible surface area that eliminate the resistance due to pores that cause traditionally manufactured Supercapacitors to have reduced efficiency and speed. Preliminary testing of a nanosheet capacitors has already demonstrated the validity of Luna’s approach. BENEFIT: Current battery technology for energy storage suffers from temporal degradation, inability to effectively deal with transient power fluctuations, and a limited temperature range for effective operation. Luna’s nanosheet Supercapacitor technology could be applied to a variety of energy storage needs including those for regenerative braking in hybrid or electric vehicles, a surge power source for battery-powered systems, as a critical component in uninterruptible power supplies, and as a low-weight, fast-charge energy source in cell phones and other portable electronics.

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