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Biotemplated Nano-Structured Materials for Advanced Li-ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CF58P
Agency Tracking Number: 090136
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T3.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-01-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-01-28
Small Business Information
1300 W Optical Drive, Suite 300
Azusa, CA 91702-3251
United States
DUNS: 019346414
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Simon Jones
 Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Sohrab Hossain
Title: Business Official
Phone: (626) 610-0660
Research Institution
 Georgia Institute of Technology
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505 10th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

 (404) 894-6929
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

NASA has identified a critical need for pioneering advances in battery technology to give high performance, low-weight, durable and long-life power sources for future missions. In this Phase I proposal, CFX Battery, Inc. and Georgia Institute of Technology propose the chemical conversion of micron-sized, nano-structured templates available from renewable resources into functional electrode materials. In nature, diatom species form complex cell wall structures made of silica through biological self-assembly. We will take advantage of these intricate structures to generate hierarchically-ordered functional nanocrystalline oxide architectures, and investigate the application of these materials in electrochemical devices. We intend to establish that electrodes fabricated from these nanostructures are innovative materials that display improved electrochemical performance compared to traditional electrodes. This will enable us to address the significant increases in energy capacity, power capability and cycling stability necessary to meet the NASA requirements for advanced Li-ion battery technology. Our manufacturing strategy is conceptually-straightforward, rapid, scalable and amenable to commercialization.

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