The initial market for the proposed technology is the military where battery safety is paramount. The increased tolerance to overdischarge and shorting offered by the proposed coating would improve the safety of battery systems. The technology can be further extended to commercial devices such as hybrid and electric vehicles, cordless power tools, remote sensing devices, and portable communications such as cell phones and two-way radios.
The proposed technology could be utilized in all battery applications to improve their safety. In particular application of the technology in human-rated systems could help the system meet NASA's two fault NASA human-rated safety requirement. Incorporation in NASA's high and ultra-high energy cell designs would substantially reduce the potential for catastrophic failure on the development of internal shorts or overdischarge.