New and Improved Lithium-Ion Battery

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CE54P
Agency Tracking Number:
105199
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X8.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
American Energy Technologies Company
3825 Lizette Lane, Glenview, IL, 60026-1218
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
830920448
Principal Investigator:
Igor Barsukov
Principal Investigator
(847) 559-1408
IBarsukov@usaenergytech.com
Business Contact:
Mayya Barsukov
President&CEO
(847) 559-1408
MBarsukov@usaenergytech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This project is a partnership effort between American Energy Technologies Company (Illinois), Yardney Technical Products (Connecticut) and A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute of Drexel University (Pennsylvania). The proposing team seeks to demonstrate tangible improvement in the performance of Lithium-Ion batteries by way of increasing their specific energy density beyond 300 Wh/kg at C/2 in the range of temperatures, at a minimum, from 60<SUP>o</SUP>C to 0<SUP>o</SUP>C. The battery will use newly developed Silicon-doped, stabilized graphitic anode; Lithiated mixed oxide cathode, in its turn, doped with nano-sized cycling stability-enhancing additives; and an innovative inherently safe electrolyte system based on ionic liquids. Special focus of the development effort shall be directed towards creation of scaleable Si-doped carbon material for the battery anode. Cell optimization effort will focus on methodic rebalancing of the classic anode to cathode ratios, by devising unique, highly efficient cathode of increased thickness in support of operation of thin anode, whose specific capacity will vary from 300 to 2,000 Ah/kg at C/2.

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