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Safe High Voltage Cathode Materials for Pulsed Power Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0314
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-035-0229
Amount: $79,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T035
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-06-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2436 Over Drive, Suite B
Lexington, KY -
United States
DUNS: 964421700
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ganesh Venugopal
 Director, Energy Products
 (770) 789-9966
Business Contact
 Andrew Hunt
Title: CEO/CTO
Phone: (404) 734-3050
Research Institution
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 Jagjit Nanda
PO Box 2008 1 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6115
United States

 (865) 241-8361
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)

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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