Solvent-Free Asymmetric Capacitors for Automotive Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number: A102-138-0945
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-138
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Fractal Systems, Inc.
108 4th Street, Belleair Beach, FL, -
DUNS: 967859646
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matt Aldissi
 Senior Staff Scientist
 (727) 595-6175
Business Contact
 Matt Aldissi
Title: Senior Staff Scientist
Phone: (727) 595-6175
Research Institution
The lower energy density of electrochemical capacitors (ECs) compared with that of batteries has been a serious drawback in terms of their use for electric and hybrid vehicle technology and several other applications. Therefore, the fabrication of high energy and power density ECs in a wide temperature range is critical for their successful implementation in the automotive market. Fractal Systems Inc. proposes to develop commercially viable asymmetric ECs using modified intercalated oxides as cathode materials and an activated carbon anode in an ionic liquid electrolyte with specific energy and power that will surpass those of existing activated carbon ECs. The proposed program is a natural extension to the capacitor related efforts conducted by the principal investigator. We will fabricate and characterize the materials to ensure that the desired properties needed for the proposed capacitors are obtained. One-cell capacitor assembly and characterization will be performed to validate our approach. Material/process optimization and scale up will take place in Phase II where we will produce capacitors for testing by our industrial partners, who will also build prototypes for commercialization of the technology.

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