Products and Markets

Our anticipated first products are (1) nanostructurally optimized solid-phase electrolytes for the battery industry, and (2) novel anode coatings to prevent anode expansion and contraction during charging and discharging for lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries. 

These electrolytes are expected to will outperform industry mainstays by having sulfonate groups in immediate proximity to each other, thus eliminating (or minimizing) the “ion hopping” that causes resistance losses (heating) in batteries made with today’s best commercial electrolytes. Immediate proximity allows ions (1) to “slide” rather then hop, or (2) to be "handed off" from group to group, like an old-fashioned bucket brigade delivers water to a fire. The anticipated marketing advantages are
   1) increased energy density (energy per weight of battery and per volume of battery),
   2) higher power density (faster charging, faster discharging),
   3) enhance energy efficiency (more power out compared to power in),
   4) extended battery lifespan (number of charge-discharge cycles), and
   5) improved battery safety.

Such advantages can be marketed to lithium-ion, acid-gel, and metal-hydride battery manufacturers, and to industrial end users of batteries.

Subsequent products will then be developed.