Utah State University chemists have demonstrated a two electron storage anolyte structure for aqueous redox flow batteries. The chemists have designed and synthesized a pi-conjugation-extended viologen molecule.
The chemists’ efforts is to develop and advance alternative battery technology solutions and their recent findings are highlighted in new research paper. Tianbiao Liu, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and his team reported the new molecular design for aqueous organic redox flow batteries, known as AORFBs, in the journal Angewandte Cheimie. In addition to Liu, the paper’s authors are USU postdoctoral researcher Jian Luo and doctoral students Bo Hu and Camden DeBruler.
Utah State University chemists, from left, Tianbiao Liu, Bo Hu, Camden DeBruler and Jian Luo describe the design and synthesis of a pi-conjugation-extended viologen molecule as a novel, two-electron storage anolyte for neutral total organic aqueous redox flow batteries. Image Credit: Mary-Ann Muffoletto/USU. Click image for the largest view.
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