Rapid Recharge, High Voltage Li-Ion Battery Chemistry

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-08-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: A072-055-1364
Amount: $116,778.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-055
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, 06379
DUNS: 617158712
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Barbarich
 Senior Research Chemist
 (860) 599-1100
 tbarbarich@lithion.com
Business Contact
 Vincent Yevoli
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Email: vyevoli@lithion.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
One of the problems with Li-ion technology is its somewhat limited ability to charge at high rates. At high charge rates lithium plating on the negative electrode can occur, which will hurt cycle life and could present safety risks. There is a need within the Army, Navy, other military services, NASA, and the commercial sector to improve the charge rate capability of Li-ion systems. The proposed effort will use an anode that is capable of intercalating lithium at high rates without plating lithium. In order to compensate for the lower energy of this anode, a high voltage cathode and an accompanying electrolyte will also be developed.

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