New and Improved Nonaqueous Electrolyte Components - Salts and Solvents

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-07-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: A062-078-2949
Amount: $69,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-078
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, 06379
DUNS: 617158712
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Gnanaraj
 Research Scientist
 (860) 599-1100
Business Contact
 Vincent Yevoli
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Research Institution
Lithium-ion batteries have been widely used and intensely investigated for the last decade. However, commercial cells have several problems including loss of power and capacity upon storage or prolonged use at elevated temperatures. In order to develop high-energy power sources for Army applications the operating temperature range must be expanded. Lithion has been investigating a class of compounds that show promise in stabilizing the highly conducting LiPF6 solutions upon elevated temperature exposure. We propose to further expand upon our studies of these additives, other previously reported thermal stabilizing additives, and low temperature enhancing co-solvents in cells to develop advanced liquid electrolytes capable of expanding the operating temperature range for Lithium-ion batteries.

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