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High Performance and Durable Lithium-ion Battery for NASA Space Applications


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology/NASA Glenn Research Center, Human Exploration & Operations, Space Technology and Science Mission Directorates

One of the fundamental approaches for silicon-based lithium-ion battery anode at SDSMT

This NASA EPSCoR project focuses on R&D of the next generation of ultrahigh power (UHP) Li-ion batteries with high-performance, extended cycle life, and safe operation at elevated temperatures and is the first advanced battery research of its kind in South Dakota. The project features strong research collaboration between three major South Dakota universities, five leading battery companies, and NASA Glenn Research Center. The Yr1 effort resulted in creating

a solid foundation for advanced materials manufacturing, battery assembly, and battery performance evaluation. Furthermore, new collaborators, such as NIST and Lawrence Livermore National Lab are interested in participating in this research. More information regarding this project can be found at SDSMT website: Collaboration between the SD universities and NASA GRC has been reinforced by collaboration with

Dr. Alla Smirnova, Science PI, Assistant Professor, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

companies. Zyvex Technologies located on the campus of the lead institution provided financial support for purchasing a new argon glove box and provided technical support to SDSMT students. The FCM Corporation, one of the largest companies in the world with interests focused on lithium ion batteries, provided lithium metal stabilized powder that is currently used in ScI’s group for anode prelithiation. A new collaboration is developing with a SD start-up, PrairieGold Solar.

Dr. James J. Wu, NASA Technical Monitor, Glenn Research Center

NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15



EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15  

NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...

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