Development and Engineering of
Advanced Nano-Structured Battery Systems
While advancement in battery technology has been steady, most of this advancement has been evolutionary in nature, based upon refinement in electrode materials and chemistries, and incremental advances in electrolyte stability. However, even with these advances, today’s commercial batteries still exhibit slow charging, inadequate power, insufficient capacity and poor safety for today’s rapidly growing portable power needs.
One of the primary problems with current battery designs is that slow ion transport through the battery limits the electrochemical reaction speed and thus the charge and discharge rates. The Xerion Advanced Battery (XAB) team, led by Dr. Paul Braun of the University of Illinois, has created a technology, called StructurePore, which reduces the time necessary to charge and discharge the battery and increases the power density of the battery. XAB believes the fully commercialized battery based upon the StructurePore technology will also improve battery safety and significantly increase electrical capacity.
XAB also believes this new architecture is well-suited to accommodate the use of high capacity chemistries that exhibit significant volumetric changes during cycling, allowing development of new battery chemistries designed to retain excellent high power properties and enhance battery capacity per unit volume.
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Xerion Advanced Battery, instead of focusing only on electrode material or electrolyte composition, is exploring a novel method of using nanotechnology to increase ion transport and energy extraction to produce a new electrode architecture called StructurePore. This architecture is an electrode structure on the sub-micron scale that consists of an open-celled, porous metallic lattice conformably coated with the active electrode material. The StructurePore architecture has been demonstrated with prototype batteries using both Li-ion and NiMH chemistries.
Our current research and testing indicates, the new StructurePore architecture reduces ion and electron diffusion times inside the battery electrodes, greatly reducing the limitation of ion transport through the battery, which causes many of the performance limitations of current commercial batteries. XAB believes that fully commercialized batteries, based upon the StructurePore architecture combined with modern Li-ion battery chemistries, could display enhanced energy capacities and revolutionary power densities—dramatically reducing both charge and discharge times compared to rechargeable batteries on the market today.
Commercialized StructurePore batteries have the potential to impact a wide range of industries. Consider the possibilities of a full laptop recharge between plane changes at the airport, an electric vehicle that could be recharged in the time it takes to currently fill your car with gas, or dramatically smaller footprints of large scale batteries for alternative energy storage, as examples.
Xerion Advanced Battery believes there are a number of desirable applications across market segments, including the following:
- Military applications where greatly enhanced performance at a much lower weight is highly desirable;
- Portable electronic devices especially the rapidly growing mobility market for laptops, netbooks, and phones;
- Automobile application for electric, gasoline hybrid, and fuel cell hybrid vehicles; and
- Large scale energy storage for alternative energy applications.
Xerion Advanced Battery Corp has initiated discussions with various representatives in the following industries and other sectors:
- Consumer electronics
- Power storage / distribution
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The Xerion Advanced Battery Corp, founders and management team are respected scientists, technologists and business management professionals with a single objective of researching, developing and delivering advanced nanoscience‐based innovations.
The founding members of Xerion Advanced Battery Corp, reside from diverse yet complimentary sectors within the science & technology industries, which bring years of experience and management expertise.
Advanced nano‐structured materials have applications across many industries and technology sectors. Several members of the Xerion’s executive management team have worked at a national level with members of Congress, Department of Defense personnel, all four branches of the US Military and leaders in the commercial sectors including the medical, technology, financial and aerospace industries.
Xerion Advanced Battery Corp.
10955 Westmoor, Ste 400
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