The objective of this proposal is to support the development and deployment of new Navy- specific battery technology. The Navy plans to work closely with a domestic commercial battery supplier throughout the design, development, manufacturing, and fielding of inherently safe Li-ion battery systems. The proposed battery chemistry will be based generally on a LiFePO4 (LFP) cathode and a Li2TiO3 (LTO) anode. Performance and safety are both important, but assuring safety is paramount. An essential aspect of the initiative is to develop deep fundamental characterization and understanding of the battery across time and length scales. Such fundamental understanding is considered to be an important aspect of assuring safety and qualifying the new technology. The overarching intent of the proposed academic project is to develop scientifically sound fundamental understanding and characterization of battery chemistries and architectures, thus directly supporting the Navy’s broader development and deployment objectives. The proposed academic team will have closely coordinated experimental and modeling elements.
|Effective start/end date||9/1/17 → 5/31/19|
- Office of Naval Research (N00014-17-1-2688)