Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy -- K Trade Fair

Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy

Berkeley Lab scientists have developed an affordable flow battery membrane for the electric grid from a new class of polymers called AquaPIM. Image: Marilyn Sargent/Berkeley Lab

Getting back to basics

AquaPIM flow battery Membrane. Image: Marilyn Sargent/Berkeley Lab

A screen test for better batteries

Schematic of a flow battery with an ion-selective AquaPIM membrane (noted in beige). Berkeley Lab scientists discovered that such a model could predict the lifetime and efficiency of a flow battery for the electric grid without having to build an entire device. Image: Brett Helms/Berkeley Lab

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