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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,610.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-10-M-2055
Agency Tracking Number:
O092-EP1-1237
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
APPLIED COLLOIDS
11080 Industrial Circle NW, Elk River, MN, 55330
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
032511904
Principal Investigator:
Gary Pozarnsky
Senior Research Scientist
(651) 485-1368
poz0001@aol.com
Business Contact:
Gary Pozarnsky
President
(651) 485-1368
poz0001@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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