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NEI, UC San Diego Ink Pact On Li-Ion Battery Materials

NEI Corporation and The University of California, San Diego have announced that NASA has awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer contract to develop and implement high energy density cathode materials for Li-ion batteries. The nearly $600,000 program builds upon expertise in the Department of NanoEngineering at UC San Diego in modeling new nanocomposite structures for next generation electrode materials, and NEI's capability to reproducibly synthesize electrode materials, particularly at the nanoscale. NEI has overcome the challenge of producing ultrafine powders that can be used in the fabrication of electrodes without any further processing. Such lithium-ion battery systems are required for NASA's exploration missions that will operate at low temperatures and could power systems such as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

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