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A practical perspective on the potential of rechargeable Mg batteries
23 June 2023
Emerging energy storage systems based on abundant and cost-effective materials are key to overcome the global energy and climate crisis of the 21st century. Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries (RMB), based on Earth-abundant magnesium, can provide a cheap and environmentally responsible alternative to the benchmark Li-ion technology, especially for large energy storage applications. Currently, RMB technology is the subject of intense research efforts at laboratory scale. However, these emerging approaches must be placed in a real-world perspective to ensure that they satisfy key technological requirements.

In an attempt to bridge the gap between laboratory advancements and industrial development demands, herein, we report the first non-aqueous multilayer RMB pouch cell prototypes and propose a roadmap for a new advanced RMB chemistry. Through this work, we aim to show the great unrealized potential of RMBs.

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A practical perspective on the potential of rechargeable Mg batteries

J. Alberto Blázquez, * Rudi R. Maça, Olatz Leonet, Eneko Azaceta, Ayan Mukherjee, Zhirong Zhao-Karger, Zhenyou Li, Aleksey Kovalevsky, Ana Fernández-Barquín, Aroa R. Mainar, Piotr Jankowski, Laurin Rademacher, Sunita Dey, Siân E. Dutton, Clare P. Grey, Janina Drews, Joachim Häcker, Timo Danner, Arnulf Latz, Dane Sotta, M. Rosa Palacin, Jean-Frédéric Martin, Juan Maria García Lastra, Maximilian Fichtner, Sumana Kundu, Alexander Kraytsberg, Yair Ein-Eli, Malachi Noked * and  Doron Aurbach *

Energy Environ. Sci., 2023, Advance Article