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Misreported non-aqueous reference potentials: The battery research endemic

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>18/05/2022
Issue number5
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)928-934
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Often the evaluation of energy storage systems which use non-aqueous media requires the use of three-electrode electrochemical cells that employ a stable and reliable reference electrode. The existence of such a reference electrode is a non-trivial matter which has led to extensive misuse and misreporting across the field of battery research. This commentary highlights the current challenges in non-aqueous referencing which are commonly overlooked and offers best practices for acknowledging and accounting for such challenges when reporting data which heavily relies on having accurate reference potentials.