SBIR Phase I: Fabrication of Nanobattery Systems Using Femtosecond Laser Machining

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$144,706.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0839270
Award Id:
90900
Agency Tracking Number:
0839270
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2005 East Kearney St., Springfield, MO, 65803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
621865398
Principal Investigator:
JacobConner
UKNW
(417) 863-9027
jake@usphotonics.net
Business Contact:
JacobConner
UKNW
(417) 863-9027
jake@usphotonics.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will use femtosecond laser machining to fabricate Lithium ion based nanobatteries composed of arrays of nanocells. In addition, an array of addressable batteries will also be constructed. A femtosecond laser is a powerful tool to machine features on a variety of materials in the nanoscale regime. These batteries will be grown on flexible, polymer substrates. Each nanocell will be around 20 nm to 50 nm in diameter. High surface area to volume ratio should lead to light weight, high-power, safe and reliable batteries with extremely fast recharging times. The broader impact of this project is that the nanoscale laser machining techniques that will be developed for this project can be readily adapted to apply to other technologies to fabricate nanosensors, nanoactuators, one nanodevice at a time. Also, nanobatteries are expected to overcome the current limitations of conventional batteries (high weight and volume, slow recharging times etc) and will find applications in diverse industries like defense, transportation (aviation and automobiles), communications (power for satellites) and consumer electronics. The nanobateries can potentially replace conventional batteries in a wide range of applications.

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