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Posted: January 5, 2009
NEI Corporation Receives Prestigious NASA Research Announcement Contract
(Nanowerk News) NEI Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of nanomaterials,
announced that it has been awarded a prestigious NASA Research Announcement contract.
In the initial phase of the contract, the company will use its proprietary processes to produce
a new generation of Li-ion battery cathode materials. NEI will synthesize electrode materials
with high capacity (>200mAh/g) and a large working voltage range (3.0-4.8V) to meet NASA’s
ultra high energy density application requirements.
The company will develop cathode
materials with a unique structure, composition, and ultrafine particle morphology that will
increase the overall performance of Li-ion batteries. The focus is on producing materials at
the nanoscale which brings many advantages, such as long cycle life and high rate capability.
It is expected that the resulting new materials will also have broad ranging commercial
applications including consumer electronics, alternative power storage systems, and plug-in
hybrid electric vehicles.
“NASA sponsors the highest quality research and development of the newest technologies
related to the space and aeronautical sciences, and we are honored to be selected for this
important program. Under this contract we will develop new electrode materials and deliver
test quantities to NASA over the next six to twelve months.” says Dr. Ganesh Skandan, CEO
of NEI Corp.
Dr. Skandan added. “In addition to our expertise in nanotechnology-based
research and material development, we have a state of the art manufacturing facility that
enables us to deliver products in tonnage quantities at competitive prices.” Additional details
available at www.neicorporation.com
About NEI Corporation
NEI Corporation develops, manufactures, and distributes nanoscale materials for a broad
range of industrial and government customers around the world. The company’s products
incorporate proprietary nanotechnology and advanced materials science to create significant
performance improvements in high-volume manufactured goods. NEI’s products include
advanced protective coatings, high performance battery electrode materials, and
nanomaterials for emerging markets, including heat transfer fluids. NEI has creasted a strong
foundation in the emerging field of Nanotechnology that has enabled the company to become
a leader in selected markets. Established in 1997, the company is based in Somerset, NJ. For
more information, contact NEI Corporation at (732) 868-3141 or www.neicorporation.com.