Nanomaterials Enabled High Energy and Power Density Li-ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ04JC29C
Agency Tracking Number: 035606
Amount: $69,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2003
Solitcitation Topic Code: F3.09
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
NEI Corporation
201 Circle Drive North, Suite 102-103, Piscataway, NJ, 08854-3723
Duns: 042939277
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amit Singhal
 Principal Investigator
 (732) 868-1906
 asinghal@neicorporation.com
Business Contact
 Ganesh Skandan
Title: Chief Exeucitve Officer
Phone: (732) 868-1906
Email: gskandan@neicorporation.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
There is a need for high energy (~ 200 Wh/kg) and high power (> 500 W/kg) density rechargeable Li-ion batteries that are safe and reliable for several space and consumer applications. State-of-the-art rechargeable Li-ion batteries are incapable of fulfilling these stringent requirements. We propose to develop high energy and power density nanocomposite cathodes that will lead to thermally stable, high energy and power density Li-ion batteries. Working in collaboration with a leading developer of Li-ion polymer batteries, in Phase I, we will demonstrate that it is possible to produce a stable and high power density nanostructured cathode, along with good energy density. As part of Phase I work, the electrochemical properties of these nanostructured cathodes will be evaluated in Li and Li-ion test cells with a liquid electrolyte. In Phase II, prototype batteries will be fabricated and tested for performance, along with the optimization and scaling of the nanocomposite synthesis process.

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