Advanced Materials and Chemistries for Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-2890
Agency Tracking Number: O081-EP2-1233
Amount: $99,641.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-EP2
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
YARDNEY TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
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
 joeg@lithion.com
Business Contact
 Vincent Yevoli
Title: President, Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Email: vyevoli@lithion.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing advanced battery chemistries that provide batteries operate safely at specific energies higher than 100 Wh/kg, energy densities over 600 Wh/l. The olivine-type phosphate cathodes are attractive. The stable nature of the olivine-type structure having a PO43− polyanion with a strong P–O covalent bond provides not only excellent cycle-life but also a safe system. Further, olivines are resistant to overcharge and thermal degradation, and are inherently safer than oxides that may release oxygen at inopportune times. The robust covalent bonding of PO43−, however, reduces the compounds’ ionic conductivities, and olivines require additional treatment with conductive aids to perform at reasonable capacities. Yardney Technical Products proposes to develop a high voltage (5V) olivine-type phosphate cathode, and a suitable electrolyte system for high energy Li-ion battery.

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