Nanomaterials enabled high power and fast charge rate Li-ion batteries

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-2438
Agency Tracking Number: F041-185-1475
Amount: $99,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-185
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
Suite 102/103, 201 Circle Drive, Piscataway, NJ, 08854
DUNS: 042939277
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amit Singhal
 Chief Scientist
 (732) 868-1906
 asinghal@neicorporation.com
Business Contact
 Ganesh Skandan
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (732) 868-1906
Email: gskandan@neicorporation.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
High power (> 500 W/kg) and fast charge rate (> 5C) Li-ion batteries that possess good energy density and can operate over a wide temperature range are needed in a variety of commercial, military and space applications, such as hybrid electric vehicles, power tools, satellites and launch vehicles. State-of-the-art rechargeable Li-ion batteries are incapable of fulfilling these stringent requirements. We propose to develop Li-ion batteries with fast rate capabilities, long cycle life and shelf life by utilizing nanostructured electrodes with novel structures. Working in collaboration with a leading developer of Li-ion batteries, in Phase I, we will demonstrate that it is possible to produce a stable high power and energy density nanostructured cathode by controlling the structure and composition of nanoparticles. As part of the Phase I work, the electrochemical properties of nanostructured cathodes will be evaluated in Li and Li-ion (made of a nanostructured anode) cells. In Phase II, prototype batteries will be fabricated and tested for performance, along with optimization and scaling of the synthesis process for producing electrode nanoparticles.

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