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Images of particles made from a promising battery cathode material called NMC

Organometallic Electrochemistry: An Energy-Dense & Low-Cost Path to Long Duration Energy Storage

Precourt Institute for Energy

PI: William Chueh, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
co-PI: Robert Waymouth, Department of Chemistry

This project brings together an electrochemist and an organic chemistry to develop a new class of grid-scale flow batteries. The work is based on organometallic electrochemistry and has the potential to dramatically lower costs and increase energy density compared to current chemistries. These batteries use ultra-low cost active materials, have high energy density, can operate at ambient temperature (operating temperature range between 100C-800C), and have a chemistry that can be tailored for safety.