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Development of Graphene Batteries for Use in Aviation Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-21-P-0067
Agency Tracking Number: FX20D-TCSO1-0078
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AFX20D-TCSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.D
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-12-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-06-08
Small Business Information
5094 Victoria Hill Drive
Riverside, CA 92506-1111
United States
DUNS: 069711286
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Elena Bekyarova-Haddon
 (951) 682-5620
Business Contact
 Elena Bekyarova-Haddon
Phone: (951) 682-5620
Research Institution
 University of Maryland, College Park
 Stephanie Swann
1132 Main Administration Building
College Park, MD 20742-5035
United States

 (301) 405-8079
 Nonprofit College or University

This project aims to develop a technology for the preparation of scalable graphene batteries. The anodes are comprised of functionalized graphene sheets with basal plane nanoholes and assembled in a densely-packed covalently-linked framework. The anodes are prelithiated using a commercially scalable process, which enriches the electrodes with Li ions and forms a stable interface for increased cycling stability. The fabricated graphene-based anodes are assembled in full cells with standard cathodes to demonstrate energy density capability and cycling performance (500-1,000 cycles in Phase I). Both coin cells and pouch cells will be assembled and tested using standard electrochemical techniques.

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