Windable Lithium-ion Conducting Ceramic Electrolytes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0071
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4086
Amount: $749,997.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T011
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
9036 Winnetka Avenue, Northridge, CA, -
DUNS: 803217314
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yuhong Huang
 Director of New Technologies
 (818) 727-9786
 yhuang@chemat.com
Business Contact
 Vivian Li
Title: Director of Administration
Phone: (818) 727-9786
Email: vli@chemat.com
Research Institution
 University of Dayton Res Inst.
 Joykumar Thokchom
 300 College Park Dr.
Dayton, OH, 45419-0170
 (937) 229-4355
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Interest in lithium metal-air batteries has been growing in recent years, along with the demand for lighter power sources for devices ranging from plug-in hybrid vehicles to laptops. In lithium-ion batteries, the electrodes are made of materials such as graphite, while in a lithium-metal battery, the anode is made up entirely of lithium metal, and the surrounding air can act as the cathode. Lithium-metal batteries approach the energy density of fuel cells without the plumbing needed for these devices; in theory, the maximum energy density is more than 5,000 watt-hours per kilogram, or more than 10 times that of today''s lithium-ion batteries. Lithium metal-air batteries are also very lightweight because it''s not necessary to carry a second reactant. Highly ionic conductive windable electrolyte will be incorporated into lithium air battery and battery park in Phase II. The battery-relevant electrochemical characteristics of the lithium-air system will be tested. The chemical and electrochemical stability of the battery as a function of temperature and discharge rate will be assessed.

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