Safe High Voltage Cathode Materials for Pulsed Power Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,995.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0314
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-035-0229
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T035
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
nGimat, LLC
2436 Over Drive, Suite B, Lexington, KY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
964421700
Principal Investigator:
Ganesh Venugopal
Director, Energy Products
(770) 789-9966
gvenugopal@ngimat.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Hunt
CEO/CTO
(404) 734-3050
ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institution:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jagjit Nanda
PO Box 2008
1 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN, 37831-6115
(865) 241-8361
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
nGimat & Oak Ridge National Labs jointly propose to develop safe high-voltage cathode materials for pulsed power applications in the military and commercial sectors. nGimat's versatile NanoSpray Combustion process will be utilized to tailor the bulk & surface composition of the cathode materials as well as the particle size & morphology to meet the demanding energy, power and safety requirements of emerging battery applications. During the Phase I effort, nGimat will develop structurally stable, surface coated, sub-micron-sized high-voltage battery cathode materials that will have optimized energy-density, power-density and thermal-stability. The electrochemical performance of the cathode materials will be demonstrated in small lab-scale electrochemical cells. Calorimetric analysis will also be performed to determine the thermal stability of the cells. In Phase II, we will partner with a leading battery manufacturing R & D center to develop large commercial-scale cells and modules to validate capacity, cycle life and thermal stability under various conditions. In addition collaborations will be forged with a leading developer of high-voltage electrolytes to ensure success in the program. In the long run, by using low-cost, environmentally-friendly precursors we will develop an inherently scalable & energy-efficient process that will allow cost-effective production of high-performance battery materials.

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