Electrochemical Energy Storage through Ligand-Based Charge Manipulation


Public and private investments in energy storage have created a 100 billion dollar industry, and this industry is now converging on grid-scale applications due to the urgent need for resource conservation and our ever-increasing global demand for energy. Redox flow batteries (RFBs) are one method for grid-scale energy storage, being used for peak-shaving and renewable energy incorporation into the grid. Our lab has been using molecular structure as one method to influence electrolyte performance metrics such as Coulombic efficiency, charge-recharge cycling, and voltage window. This talk will describe the work in our lab that focuses on molecular design to address these specific issues in nonaqueous redox flow battery electrolytes.

Time and Location: 
3:30pm | Olsson Hall Room 011
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Event Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
Dr. Mitch Anstey
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Davidson College
Professor Charlie Machan