A Novel Solid Electrolyte for Lithium Battery Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-2436
Agency Tracking Number: F041-193-1954
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-193
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: 147518286
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sorhab Hossain
 Vice President of Technology
 (520) 574-1980
Business Contact
Title: CEO
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution
Solid lithium-ion conductive electrolytes offer great promise to the development of low cost, long life, safe lithium based batteries. Such solid electrolyte must have an ionic conductivity greater than 10-3 S/cm, lithium-ion transference number close to unity and stability up to 5 V. The present conventional solid polymer electrolytes are well short of meeting these requirements. A novel solid electrolyte containing a large anion moiety is proposed. The developed electrolyte expects to meet the desired characteristics and can be used in lithium based batteries. The proposed solid electrolyte will be produced and characterized using analytical and electrochemical techniques. Prototype full cells will be developed to assess the technical feasibility and proof of concept. The cost factors of every steps will be reviewed and a complete cost model will be developed that will provide a guide for Phase II work.

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