CHEMICALLY MODIFIED CARBONS FOR LITHIUM BATTERIES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$68,673.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5793
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
The Electrosynthesis Co Inc
Po Box 16, E Amherst, NY, 14051
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR NORMAN L WEINBERG
(716) 684-0513
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
CARBON ELECTRODES ARE AN INTEGRAL COMPONENT OF HIGH ENERGY DENSITY LI/SOCL(2) AND LI/SO(2)CL(2) PRIMARY BATTERY SYSTEMS. RATE CAPABILITY AND POLARIZATION BEHAVIOR OF THE ELECTRODE IS EXPECTED TO BE ENHANCED BY SPECIFIC PRETREATMENTS OF THE CARBON. FACTORS KNOWN TO INFLUENCE THE CARBON'S PERFORMANCE ARE SURFACE AREA, POROSITY AND PORE SIZE DISTRIBUTION, THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, AND WETTABILITY BY THE OXYHALIDE AND ELECTROLYTE. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES SPECIFIC CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENTS OF CARBONS WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE RATE PERFORMANCE, SPECIFIC CAPACITY AND SHELFLIFE OF THE BATTERY. THE GOAL IS A DELIVERABLE BATTERY CAPABLE OF PROVIDING OVER 400 WATT-HOURS/POUND OR 25 WATT HOURS/CUBIC INCH AT THE100 HOUR RATE OR SLOWER DISCHARGES, AS WELL AS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN STORAGE CAPABILITY.

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