• Designing Selective Membranes for Batteries Using a Drug Discovery Toolbox

    3 days ago - By News Center

    Illustration of caged lithium ions in a new polymer membrane for lithium batteries. Scientists at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry used a drug-discovery toolbox to design the selective membranes. The technology could enable more efficient flows in batteries and energy storage devices.
    - By Rachel Berkowitz
    Membranes that allow certain molecules to quickly pass through while blocking others are key enablers for energy technologies from batteries and fuel cells to resource refinement and water purification. For example, membranes in a battery separating the two terminals help to prevent...
    Read more ...