Nanophase Technology for Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) Battery Safety

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-2055
Agency Tracking Number: O092-EP1-1237
Amount: $99,610.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-EP1
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
11080 Industrial Circle NW, Elk River, MN, 55330
DUNS: 032511904
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Pozarnsky
 Senior Research Scientist
 (651) 485-1368
Business Contact
 Gary Pozarnsky
Title: President
Phone: (651) 485-1368
Research Institution
Many of the safety incidents that occur with lithium-ion batteries are due to the carbon anode currently in use. Incidents can occur that include overcharging in the system, which causes lithium metal to plate out of the cell and passivation at the surfaces of the electrodes in the cell, which can also cause an incident. Applied Colloids proposes the use of its proprietary nanomaterials in a "rocking chair" cell. This would eliminate the carbon anodes presently in use and improve the safety of both lithium-ion and lithium polymer batteries.

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