Kinetically Stabilized Nanostructured Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$970,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DTRA01-99-P-0046
Award Id:
43925
Agency Tracking Number:
99-602
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
120 Centennial Ave.; Suite 106, Piscataway, NJ, 08854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
AmitSinghal
Senior Scientist
(732) 885-1088
Business Contact:
GaryTompa
President
(732) 885-1088
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Rechargeable (or secondary) Li-ion batteries are projected to become a $ 2 billion/year industry within the next three years. The major constituent of the cathode in state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries is lithium cobalt oxide power, which amounts to anestimated $ 300 million/year in terms of power market. In Phase I, using our patented vapor phase process, we developed a new class of kinetically stabilized nanostructured powders wherein discrete metastable oxide nanoparticles are formed. The energydensity of these powders was greater by 30-60%(depending upon the test conditions) than that of both coarse powders of the same composition, as well as state-of-the-art lithium cobalt oxide powders. Capitalizing on the Phase I innovation, and matchingfund support from out collaborators who are world leaders in Li-batteries, in Phase II, we propose to develop cathode materials that will lead to Li-ion batteries with an exceptional energy density (~250Wh/kg) and long cycle life (>250). The objective ofthe Phase II program is to get our technology

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