Designing selective membranes for energy storage applications

Michael A. Hickner

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New membranes for redox flow batteries have been designed to have high proton conduction and low vanadium ion diffusion. These poly(sulfone)-based membranes have small ionic channels which prevents diffusion of large molecules or hydrated ions while maintaining a high sulfonic acid density on the backbone which promotes proton conductivity. The structure-property relationships for these types of membranes will be discussed and the methods by which the design of new materials with specific transport properties for a desired application will be elucidated. Specifically, low-cost, high performance membranes for vanadium redox flow batteries will be reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - Aug 25 2011
Event241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2011Mar 31 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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