THE PROPOSED PROGRAM RELATES TO THE EVALUATION OF A NEW CLASS OF CATHODE MATERIALS FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE/ ENERGY DENSITY LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERIES.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$49,029.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
1984
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
1934
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eco
225 Needham Street, Newton, MA, 02164
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 Dr. Fraser Walsh
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PROPOSED PROGRAM RELATES TO THE EVALUATION OF A NEW CLASS OF CATHODE MATERIALS FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE/ ENERGY DENSITY LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERIES. AN IMPROVED SECONDARY BATTERY WILL PROVIDE THE NAVY WITH A SAFE AND RELIABLE POWER SOURCE FOR PORTABLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, REMOTE SENSORS, AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT. THE MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM IS TO DETERMINE THE LITHIATION CAPACITY AND REVERSIBILITY OF FOUR FUNCTIONALIZED TETRAAZAANNULENES (TAAS). A SECOND OBJECTIVE IS TO BETTER CHARACTERIZE THE INTERCALATION REACTIONS OF LITHIUM WITH ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS. THE MAJOR ADVANTAGE OF USING SUCHORGANOMETALLIC MATERIALS IS THEIR ABILITY TO INTERCALATE UP TO 17 EQUIVALENTS OF LITHIUM. THE PROGRAM APPROACH IS TO PREPARE FOUR FUNCTIONALIZED TAAS, DETERMINE THEIR CAPACITY FOR REVERSIBLE LITHIATION, AND TO CHARACTERIZE THE LITHIATEDAND UNLITHIATED COMPOUNDS BY IR, NMR AND X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY.THE USE OF TAAS IN SECONDARY LITHIUM BATTERIES IS A NEW APPROACH TO DEVELOPING HIGHER-ENERGY-DENSITY PORTABLE POWER SOURCES.

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