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Highly-controllable, Dense Carbon Nanotube Arrays for Ultracapacitor Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0175
Agency Tracking Number: O10B-004-4006
Amount: $99,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-T004
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-05-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, -
DUNS: 148034408
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Josh Buettner-Garrett
 Research Engineer
 (303) 874-8262
Business Contact
 Clifton Brown, Jr.
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Research Institution
 Texas A&M University
 Debjyoti Banerjee
 Mail Stop 3123
College Station, TX, 77843-3123
 (979) 845-4500
 Nonprofit college or university
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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