Solid-State Electrolyte for High Pulse-Power Energy Sources

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-2426
Agency Tracking Number: F041-193-2644
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-193
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 Downey Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
DUNS: 076603836
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gerhard Holleck
 Director of Battery Development
 (781) 769-9450
 holleck@eiclabs.com
Business Contact
 R. Rauh
Title: President
Phone: (781) 769-9450
Email: drauh@eiclabs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Lithium-ion batteries are the state of the art choice for military and commercial applications requiring high specific energy. Solid state polymer electrolyte configurations are particularly attractive since they permit a high degree of flexibility in design. The main limitations are operation at high rate and low temperature. To permit high rate operation over a wide temperature range, the development of a novel, solid-state electrolyte with single ion (Li+) conductivity and low, nearly temperature independent resistance is proposed. The electrolyte makes use of well ordered heterocyclic compounds, which can complex with Li, and where the intermolecular structure encourages quasi continuous channels with low activation energy for Li+ ion movement in the electric field. A successful development would result in lithium based batteries with significantly increased energy and power density.

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