Advances in electrolytes for non-aqueous redox flow batteries and computational tools for their discovery and prediction are reviewed and explored.
Significance and Impact
Computational tools are powerful tools for the development of battery systems of the future; these are posed to make a significant contribution in the coming decade.
- Anode and cathode species dissolved in electrolyte solutions which have recently been developed are detailed.
- Stability of these electrolytes and battery systems depends upon radical stability, supporting electrolyte composition, resistance to redox active species crossover, and other parameters.
- Parameters influencing system properties can be discovered and modeled to better understand and optimize operating conditions.