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November 2017

Solving a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery Performance

Scientific Achievement

A team of Foundry scientists and users have discovered a new kind of chemical reactivity in next-gen battery components that were previously thought to be compatible.

Significance and Impact

The discovered reactions degrade battery performance even before the battery can be charged. The findings could be relevant to other battery materials and guide the design of next-gen batteries away from such pitfalls.

Research Details

Yu, Y., Baskin, A., Valero-Vidal, C., Hahn, N.T., Liu, Q., Zavadil, K.R., Eichhorn, B.W., Prendergast, D., Crumlin, E.J. Chemistry of Materials 2017 Sept 21 29: 8504-8512