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Development of Graphene Batteries for Use in Space Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-21-P-0516
Agency Tracking Number: F192-038-0492
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF192-038
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-04-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-01-16
Small Business Information
5094 Victoria Hill Drive
Riverside, CA 92506-0000
United States
DUNS: 069711286
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Elena Bekyarova
 (951) 522-8940
Business Contact
 Elena Bekyarova
Phone: (951) 682-5620
Research Institution

This project aims to develop a technology for to the preparation of scalable graphene anodes for lithium ion batteries (LIBs). The anodes are comprised of functionalized graphene sheets with basal plane nanoholes and assembled in a densely-packed covalently- linked framework. The anodes are further 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 LiFePO4 cathodes to demonstrate energy density capability and cycling performance (500 cycles in Phase I). Both coin cells and pouch cells will be assembled and tested using standard electrochemical techniques and LEO cycling test.

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