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Request for Proposal
Status: RFP is Closed

Deterioration Modeling for Composite Material Used in Battery Electrode

Request Number
RFP_2019_0053
Due Date
Apr 9
Program Manager

Opportunity

Technology consulting, Joint development, Contract development, Technology licensing.

 

Timeline

Technology development: 2 year

 

Financials

Necessary development expense will be covered

(Details to be discussed).

 

How to  Apply

  • Click on "Respond", complete the form to the extent possible, and submit along with other attachment files available. 
  • After creating your account for NineSights, your draft will be automatically saved and you can resume later from "Control Center". Please note you do not submit confidential information at this process.
  • This request for proposals in PDF format is available here.

 

SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK

If you have any questions or request, please feel free to contact us at: phd2@ninesigma.com 

RFP was closed on
Apr 2019

RFP Title

 

Deterioration Modeling for Composite Material Used in Battery Electrode
RFP Description

NineSigma, representing a global electronics manufacturer, seeks a partner to construct a deterioration model for a composite material used in battery electrode. To be specific, the client wishes to construct a model for occurrence and progress of cracks caused by repeated distortion and/or acidity, as well as for changes in the surface shape. In this open request, the client anticipates proposals from organizations with experience and expertise other than in batteries.

Key Success Criteria

Prerequisites

  • Target material: One of the following micron- to submicron-sized materials which is contained in a composite material used in lithium battery electrode with liquid electrolytes or solid electrolytes:
    • Transition metal oxide (crystalline, amorphous)
    • Inorganic glass (sulfide, silicon)
    • Alloy, etc.
  • Environment in which the material is placed
    • Repeated stress-strain occurs (stress  approximately from tens to hundred MPa occurs)
    • Temperature: −30–60˚C
    • A small amount of acid, such as hydrofluoric acid, may be generated.

 

Requirement of the technology

Able to construct one of the following modellings (simulations) of deterioration caused by repeated distortion and/or acidity

  • Mechanism and construction of model for occurrence and progress of cracks. It is preferably accompanied by a technology to verify the model.
  • Mechanism and construction of model for changes in the surface shape on a micron to submicron scale. It is preferably accompanied by a technology to verify the model.

 

Anticipated Organization

To construct the above deterioration model for battery electrode, the client anticipates proposals from organizations with experience and expertise other than in batteries (especially those who specialize in handling of glass materials).

  • Technical experts in the areas related to ceramics or reinforced glass who have deep knowledge about modeling and visualization for occurrence and progress of cracks
  • Technical experts who have deep knowledge in the area of etching (e.g. semiconductors) and those in metallography who handle surface shape changes associated with solid solution and precipitation
  • Technical experts with deep knowledge about the virtual three-dimensional structure of composite material
Approaches not of Interest

Approaches Not of Interets 

The following approaches are not of interest:

  • Versatile life estimation models, such as the Arrhenius plot
  • Modeling only by data processing: e.g. interpolation
  • Models that process micro-level phenomena (atomic/molecular level) of the inside of material or only a part of the material surface and that does not include the concept of size or shape of target object
Items to be Submitted

Background

The client, a global electronics manufacturer, conducts battery-related development. To design and develop a battery system that can provide further improved performance, it intends to construct a deterioration model for composite materials used in battery electrode.

While the client has already identified organizations constructing a deterioration model for battery electrode itself, it believes that some deterioration models from industries other than that of batteries can be applied to battery electrode. Hence, the client has issued this open request. Proposals from organizations specialized in handling of glass materials particularly are anticipated.

 

Notes on Response

Proposal shall have clear points and should not include confidential information. Supplemental files may be submitted in addition to the proposal.

 

Response evaluation

The client will evaluate all responses with the following criteria.

  • Overall scientific and technical merit
  • Approach to proof of concept or performance
  • Economic potential of concept
  • Realism of the proposed plan (action items, timeline, roles, deliverables, cost estimation)
  • Potential for proprietary position
  • Respondents’ capability and related experiences

 

Anticipated Project Process

After reviewing submitted proposals, the client possibly ask clarifying questions before selecting the most suitable candidates for collaboration. The client will select best candidates through evaluations. During the selection process, the client may execute NDA with selected respondents, seek further information disclosure, and discuss specific development targets or potential opportunities.

The client will execute necessary agreements with the selected respondents and move to the advanced development phase. Specifics of any collaboration will be determined through consultation with the concerned parties.

Preferred Collaboration Types
Area of Interest