Nanostructured High Voltage Cathode Materials for Advanced Lithium-ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85250
Agency Tracking Number: 90410
Amount: $99,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: 14 d
Solitcitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
Ada Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 130, Littleton, CO, 80127
Duns: 148034408
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wen Lu
 Dr.
 (303) 792-5615
 wenl@adatech.com
Business Contact
 Clifton Brown
Title: Dr.
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Email: cliffb@adatech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
High performance lithium-ion batteries are needed for advanced transportation technologies. To satisfy the rapidly increasing performance demands for these applications, currently available lithium-ion batteries need to be improved. The limitations of state-of-the art Li-ion batteries include limited energy and power densities, potential fire hazard, and short cycle life. All of these characteristics are strongly determined by the limited properties of the currently employed electrodes (low capacity and low rate capability) and electrolytes (narrow electrochemical window, narrow liquid phase range, flammability, toxicity, and volatility). This project will develop high performance nanocomposite electrodes and combine them with environmentally friendly ionic liquid electrolytes, in order to develop high performance, safe, and long-lived lithium-ion batteries for advanced transportation applications. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to the transportation application, the improved Li-ion batteries should find use in other commercial sectors and the Federal government, including utility industries, consumer electronics, medical electronics, and military applications.

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