IPID 31726: High Conductivity Copper Alloys with Graphene Manufactured via Solid Phase Processing

Battelle Number: 31726 | N/A

Technology Overview

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), operated by Battelle Memorial Institute under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, solicits interest from companies interested in obtaining license rights to commercialize, manufacture and market the following technology.  License rights may be issued on an exclusive or nonexclusive basis and may include specific fields of use.  PNNL may also be available to licensee(s) to assist in further research and development of the technology under a SPP agreement, ACT agreement, or CRADA agreement.



Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed innovative solutions for ultra-high conductivity metal alloys. PNNL’s Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion (ShAPETM) includes a novel extrusion machine, tooling and associated processing techniques that produces ultra-conductive copper alloys and composites that have 5% higher electrical conductivity than pure copper conductors extruded in a conventional manner. Applications include electronics, power transmission lines, wireless chargers, electric motors, generators, under-sea cables, and batteries. Higher conductivity alloys composites can enable increased electric vehicle range, when used as windings in high power density motors, since they require less battery energy to operate.


For all inquiries, please reference Battelle IPID 31726  


NOTE:  THIS IS NOT A PROCUREMENT.  Any company interested in licensing this technology must respond with a letter of interest (may be submitted by e-mail) no later than thirty (30) days from the publication date of this Notice summarizing the company’s business and technical expertise and motivation for pursuing this opportunity.  Companies deemed appropriate will be provided with further information on the technology.  Such information may require an executed Nondisclosure Agreement.  Respondents wishing to enter into negotiations for a commercial license will be required to submit a business plan for the commercialization of the technology prior to licensee(s) selection and negotiations.  Please send letters of interest to the attention of the POC identified within this Notice, referencing Battelle IPID 31726.


Sara Hunt
Commercialization Manager
Technology Deployment and Outreach






Available for licensing in all fields


Solid Phase Processing



Market Sectors

Energy Production and Efficiency