New and Improved Lithium-Ion Battery

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