Problem: This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) will develop anodes for Lithium batteries using unique carbon-based materials developed by Applied Sciences Incorporated. The material, Vapor Grown Carbon Fiber (VGCF), is not suitable for battery anode fabrication as now produced but, growth parameters can be varied to enhance the material properties important to anode performance. The scientific study to be conducted under this CRADA will investigate the growth and anode characteristic parameter space to produce the highest possible battery performance.
Solution: VGCF as produced by Applied Sciences, Inc. is a discontinuous, highly-graphitic carbon fiber which can be synthesized with a wide range of diameters and lengths. The high index of graphitization possible with VGCF makes it potentially useful for a number of applications, including use as an anode material in Lithium-ion batteries.
If you have any questions about this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement or are interested in getting more information about technology transfer and CRADA projects, please contact Jim Singer at Wright Technology Network (937) 253-0217 or CRADA@wtn.org
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