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

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