Lithium-Sulfur batteries for energy storage applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: D122-008-0082
Amount: $99,964.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: SB122-008
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
NOHM Technologies
PO Box 4869, Ithaca, NY, -
DUNS: 965730331
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Surya Moganty
 Battery Scientist
 (607) 379-5444
 surya@nohms.com
Business Contact
 Nathan Ball
Title: CEO
Phone: (607) 319-9464
Email: Nathan@nohms.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
NOHMs Technologies proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a novel Lithium-Sulfur chemistry for electrical energy storage that provides high charge and discharge rates, high cycle life, and high energy density. The proposed technology is based on innovative sulfur-infused carbon composite cathode materials (developed at Cornell University), which overcome the poor cycle life problems that have plagued Li-S batteries by encapsulating sulfur in mesoporous carbon hosts. The primary goal of Phase I project is to develop S@C composite cathodes that contain high sulfur loading (70%) and exhibit long cycle life (>1000 cycles). We propose to achieve this target using electronically conducting, optimal porous carbon hosts (by utilizing commercially available carbon feedstocks: carbon aerogel, coconut carbon and coal) for sulfur infusion, which limits polysulfide dissolution. The secondary goal of Phase I research is to improve the thermal and electrochemical stability of the electrolytes to further the reversibility of the redox reactions between lithium and sulfur and safety.

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