Nanoscale Titanium Boride for Advanced Electronic Power

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-02-P-0050
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0669
Amount: $69,925.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4041 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63108
DUNS: 013419663
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas DuFaux
 VIce President - Ops.
 (314) 630-6305
Business Contact
 Douglas DuFaux
Title: Vice President - Ops.
Phone: (314) 615-6305
Research Institution
"This program will lead to advanced high energy density battery materials that will generate more power than presently used materials and thus, greatly improve existing battery technology. Powder will be produced through a novel combustion process thatcouples industry-standard chemistry with a proven industrial powder production system. This process yields nanoparticles that are coated with sodium chloride, which serves as a protective barrier for safe handling and storage in air. Prior toimplementation into batteries, sodium chloride will be removed, powder will be sintered into anode pellets, and the anodes will be coated with electrolyte, in such a way that the material is never exposed to oxygen, thus maximizing performance of theparticles. During Phase I, to demonstrate feasibility, titanium diboride nanoparticles will be produced, processed, and battery performance will be tested in laboratory tests. In addition to demonstrating the improved performance of battery materials,the program will enable production of a broad range of technologically important materials because the production and processing technologies are generic and will thus enhance the leadership role of the U.S. in advanced materials. This program will producea new class of advanced batteries by exploiting the unique properties of high purity matal and ceramic nanopowders. A low-cost domestic source of high purity, low oxygen nanoparticles will open up many

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