Challenges of a Rechargeable Magnesium Battery

A Guide to the Viability of this Post Lithium-Ion Battery

  • Claudiu B.┬áBucur

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Claudiu B. Bucur
    Pages 1-9
  3. Claudiu B. Bucur
    Pages 11-38
  4. Claudiu B. Bucur
    Pages 39-53
  5. Claudiu B. Bucur
    Pages 55-55
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 57-67

About this book


This expert volume addresses the practical challenges which have so far inhibited the commercial realization of a rechargeable magnesium battery, placing the discussion within the context of the already established lithium-ion battery. Lithium-ion batteries are becoming commonplace in most power applications, starting with portable electronics and expanding to motor vehicles, stationary storage, and backup power. Since their introduction 25 years ago, they have slowly been replacing all other battery chemistries. As the technology has matured, it is nearing its theoretical limits in terms of energy density, so research and development worldwide is quickly shifting towards the study of new battery chemistries with cheaper components and higher energy densities. 

A very popular battery candidate which has generated a lot of recent interest is the magnesium rechargeable battery. Magnesium is five orders of magnitude more abundant than lithium, can move two electron
s per cation, and is known to plate smoothly without any evidence of dendritic growth.  However, many challenges remain to be overcome. This essential volume presents an unfiltered view on both the realistic promises and significant obstacles for this technology, providing key insights and proposed solutions. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Claudiu B.┬áBucur
    • 1
  1. 1.Toyota Research Institute of North AmericaAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65066-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65067-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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