New organic flow battery brings decomposing molecules back to life

After years of working on an organic aqueous flow battery, Harvard researchers found that their ground-breaking, organic anthraquinone molecules were decomposing over time, reducing the long-term usefulness of the battery. Now, the researchers have not only learned how the molecules are decomposing but also how to reverse it. The team’s rejuvenation method cuts the capacity fade rate of the battery a factor of 40 while keeping the cost of the battery low.
Source: EurekaAlert,