Highly-controllable, Dense Carbon Nanotube Arrays for Ultracapacitor Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,960.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0175
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O10B-004-4006
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-T004
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148034408
Principal Investigator:
Josh Buettner-Garrett
Research Engineer
(303) 874-8262
joshg@adatech.com
Business Contact:
Clifton Brown, Jr.
President&CEO
(303) 792-5615
cliffb@adatech.com
Research Institute:
Texas A&M University
Debjyoti Banerjee
Mail Stop 3123
College Station, TX, 77843-3123
(979) 845-4500
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Navy and the U.S. Military as a whole will be challenged to find innovative solutions to ever-rising peak power demands stemming from the introduction of electricity-driven vessels and new directed energy weapons in the coming decade. Circuit protection from voltage variation is also a concern both on large and miniaturized scales. To address these needs, ADA Technologies, Inc. (ADA), in collaboration with Texas A & M University, propose the development of a highly controllable and scalable aligned CNT arrays as ultracapacitor electrodes in combination with ionic liquid gel polymer electrolytes (ILGPEs). Combining these high-surface area, mesoporous electrodes with new optimized ILGPEs having wide electrochemical window, and negligible electrolyte depletion will result in capacitors with excellent energy and power density. Moreover, the highly precise CNT array synthesis process developed here will also be directly applicable to other applications such as nanoscale electronics and sensors.

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