Solid State Thin-Film Batteries for Conformal, Ultralight, and High Temp Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0453
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-006-0383
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T006
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
23164 Commerce Dr, Farmington Hills, MI, 48335-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
961957292
Principal Investigator:
Nicholas Moroz
VP Engineering
(248) 345-8417
nmoroz@csquaredinnovations.com
Business Contact:
Pravansu Mohanty
Chairman and CTO
(313) 593-4927
pmohanty@csquaredinnovations.com
Research Institution:
University of Michigan Dearborn
Ben Q Li
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI, 48128-
(313) 593-5241
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
CSquared Innovations LLC has developed a novel plasma/laser manufacturing process for solid state thin-film Li-ion batteries which consolidates conventional material synthesis and deposition onto a single platform. This revolutionary technique can produce a fully solid state thin-film Li-ion cell in atmosphere with the ability to conformally apply the battery to nearly any surface. The equipment can produce the anode, solid state electrolyte, and cathode without pause and without changing hardware. Further, a larger variety of chemical precursors can be utilized to create the active materials compared to sputtering and vapor deposition techniques, allowing for independence from foreign sources of lithium and other rare earth materials. This layer-by-layer process can also retrofit thin-film Li-ion batteries to existing equipment (e.g. a UAV wing) or incorporate them into previously manufactured devices; no other process offers this feature. The overall objective of this proposal is to demonstrate that our novel plasma/laser manufacturing process can effectively create a solid state thin-film Li-ion cell which can meet capacity, internal leakage, shelf life, and cycle life specifications for pairing with energy harvesting applications.

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