Nanotubes As Cathode Materials for High Energy Density Li-Ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
51893
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA1309
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Loutfy
President
(520) 574-1980
Dr. R.O. Loutfy
Business Contact:
Dr. JC. Withers
CEO
(520) 574-1980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
It is proposed to establish the technical feasibility of using carbon nanotubes as a novel anion intercalating cathode materials for lithium-ion battery. The proposed concept will result in a novel lithium-ion battery of low cost, high energy, high power, long cycle life and safe for portable electronics and EV applications. The proposed efforts will address the synthesis of controlled structure nanotubes, purification, and electrochemical characterization. A modified electrolyte with low anion radii will also be investigated. Preliminary data indicated that the new battery has exceptionally high open circuit voltage of 5V, average discharge voltage at 4.5V with flat discharge plateau, and potentially with double the energy density of state-of-the-art commercially available batteries. Phase I effort will focus on the synthesis and purification of nanostructured carbon Nanotubes, processing nanostructured electrodes and electrochemical testing using full cells design.

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