A Novel Solid Electrolyte for Lithium Battery Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-C-2540
Agency Tracking Number: F041-193-1954
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
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
 V.P of electrochemical Te
 (520) 574-1980
Business Contact
 R. Loutfy
Title: President
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: rloutfy@mercorp.com
Research Institution
Solid lithium-ion conductive electrolytes offer great promise to the development of high performance, safe lithium based batteries. The successful completion of Phase I work demonstrates the development of a large anion moiety solid electrolyte that offers high lithium-ion conductivity (10-2 S/cm) at ambient temperatures, high transference number (>0.5), and wide electrochemical voltage window (>±6 V). The Phase II work focuses on the development of the solid electrolyte in the form of a membrane to use in battery applications both as a lithium-ion conductive electrolyte as well as a separator. The development approach includes production of solid electrolyte material, establishment of a process to fabricate film with the solid electrolyte, characterization of the film, use of such film to build 2 Ah lithium batteries, evaluation of electrical performance, and analysis of cost factors of each steps to define a cost model.

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