Will quantum computing deliver a big leap forward for battery cells?A multi-scale approach incorporates information from different system levels (e.g., atomistic, molecular, and macroscopic) to make a simulation more manageable and realistic. Quantum computing As IBM defines it, “Quantum computing harnesses the phenomena of quantum mechanics to deliver a huge leap forward in computation to solve certain problems.” DLR will render its quantum simulations on an IBM Q quantum computer using CQC’s software development framework for execution on Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum computers. Boosting batteries Improving battery cells has an important role to play in electric cars, green energy storage, and frequency stabilization of the energy grid. This will lay the groundwork for exploring multi-scale simulations of complete battery cells with quantum computers, which are considered a viable alternative for rendering full 3D models. DLR will use CQC’s quantum algorithms for solving partial differential equation systems to render a one-dimensional simulation of a lithium-ion battery cell. The more heads working on this, the better, as battery demand for electric cars and renewable energy storage is going to skyrocket.
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