Metal Oxide-Carbon Nanocomposites for Aqueous and Nonaqueous Supercapacitors

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
NNX10RA90P
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
090083
Solicitation Topic Code:
T6.01
Small Business Information
NANOSCALE MATERIALS, INC.
1310 Research Park Dr., Manhattan, KS, 66502-5000
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
946856804
Principal Investigator
 Slawomir Winecki
 Principal Investigator
 (785) 537-0179
 slaweki@NanoScaleCorp.com
Business Contact
 Aaron Madison
Title: VP Finance and Administration
Phone: (785) 537-0179
Email: amadison@NanoScaleCorp.com
Research Institution
 Battelle Memorial Institute
 Not Available
 505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43201
 (614) 424-6113
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I effort focuses on development of novel metal-oxide-carbon nanocomposites for application in pseudocapacitive electrochemical supercapacitors. Specifically, nanocomposites based on manganese, titanium, tantalum and vanadium oxides will be incorporated, at the nanoscale level, with electrically conductive carbon supports. Our focus will be to combine the desired pseudocapacitive characteristics of metal oxides with high surface area and large electrical conductivity of carbon supports while achieving economical and scalable manufacturing. The proposed nanocomposite materials will be tested as electrode materials in aqueous and nonaqueous supercapacitors. The proposed project will be a joint effort on NanoScale Corporation and Battelle Memorial Institute. NanoScale's role in the effort will be to synthesize nanocomposite materials, characterize their physical and chemical properties, and to optimize them based on results of electrochemical testing carried out by Battelle. Battelle's role in the effort will be to take the metal oxides prepared by NanoScale and fabricate them into supercapacitor elements to be tested in half-cell and full-cell devices. NanoScale is uniquely qualified to carry out the proposed research due to its rich experience in development and scaled-up synthesis of nanosized materials, including materials for battery applications. NanoScale has worked previously on several projects related to battery technologies.

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