A Three-Dimensional Nanoporous Silicon Anode for High-Energy Density Lithium-ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,861.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CD89P
Agency Tracking Number:
114147
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.05
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
MA, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066594979
Principal Investigator:
Castro S.T. Laicer
Principal Investigator
(781) 529-0546
claicer@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony Vaccaro
President/COO
(781) 529-0504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This SBIR phase I program is directed toward the development of novel, nanoporous silica anodes for low-earth-orbiting (LEO) spacecraft power applications. Silica has attracted a lot of attention as a next-generation anode material because of its very high theoretical capacity compared to state-of-the-art graphitic carbon anodes. However, its use in Li-ion battery applications is limited by its poor cycle stability caused by large volume changes experienced during Li insertion and extraction. The unique pore structure of materials developed in this program will overcome this limitation and realize rechargeable Li-ion cells with high-specific energy and extremely stable cycle life for LEO spacecraft power applications.

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