A Five Volt Lithium Battery

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$746,059.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
32588
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Covalent Associates, Inc.
10 State Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Yair Ein-eli
(617) 938-1140
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this Phase I SBIR program we propose to develop a novel high voltage (5V) lithium-ion battery suitable for portable electronics equipmentand transportation applications. Lithium-ion batteries are already commercially available and typically consist of carbon anode, non-aqueous electrolyte and lithium transition metal oxide cathode such as LiCoO2, LiNiO2 or LiMnO4. These systems have an operating voltage of 4V and are used as a power source for portable electronics and electrical devices. Yet, they do not provide sufficient power densities for transportation vehicles. Covalent Associates proposes a lithium-ion battery which has a favorable energy density and higher power density than the aforementioned systems, with an operating voltage of nearly 5V. TThe cell will utilize a modified graphite anode, LiNiVO4-modified cathode and stable non-aqueous electrolyte. This program will focus on optimizing the electrode material's preparation and performance, and developing a compatible electrolyte.

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