Ion transfer battery: Storing energy by transferring ions across liquid-liquid interfaces

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  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • EPFL Valais Wallis


A battery utilizing the Galvani potential difference between aqueous and organic phases is demonstrated. The battery consists of two organic redox electrolytes separated by an immiscible aqueous phase. The charge is stored by transferring a salt from the aqueous phase into organic phases in ion transfer coupled electron transfer reactions.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9761-9764
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number63
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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