NASA 1996 SBIR Phase I


PROPOSAL NUMBER : 96-1 07.07-9450A

PROJECT TITLE : High Capacity Anodes for Li Ion Batteries

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)

Research to develop high-capacity (>600 mAh/g) tin oxide anodes suitable for rechargeable Li ion batteries is proposed. The Phase I program is aimed at gaining a fundamental understanding of the structure-property relations of the tin oxides as well as identification of experimental conditions leading to the materials with the best overall performance of capacity, rate and rechargeability. The Li ion batteries when fully developed will have specific energies approaching 200 Wh/kg and energy densities exceeding 400 Wh/l. They are expected to fulfill the innovation NASA is seeking for portable, rechargeable energy concepts with significant increases in energy density than current densities, but with only hundreds, rather than thousands of cycles.
POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
Rechargeable Li ion batteries are expected to find applications in portable consumer products such as cellular phones, pagers, computers, camcorder and electric tools.
NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Dr. Zhiping Jiang
EIC Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street
Norwood, MA 02062
NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFEROR
EIC Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street
Norwood, MA 02062