Advances in magnesium electrochemistry - A challenge for nanomaterials

Doron Aurbach, Yossi Gofer, Orit Chusid, Elena Levi, Mikhail D. Levi, Yulia Vestfrid, Haim Gizbar, Eli Lancry

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In this review, very recent studies related to magnesium electrochemistry (in connection with R&D of Mg batteries) have been reported. These include the study of new electrolyte solutions, based on complexes with the formal stoichiometry, Mg(AlCl4-nRn)2 in ethers, their unique structures and analysis by electrochemical and spectroscopic methods, the study of Mg deposition processes by microelectrodes and microscopy, and the study of Mg insertion into hosts based on the so-called Chevrel phase structure (Mg0-2Mo6X8, X=S, Se). The ionic mobility of Mg2+ ions and their ease of diffusion within these structures are discussed. It is demonstrated that the use of a nanostructured active mass may be highly important for reducing the diffusion length considerably, and hence, for increasing the kinetics of transport of the bivalent cations. We deal herein with some key factors that may affect the possibility of smooth and reversible Mg insertion into inorganic host materials, and the possible advantages in the use of nanoparticles for these systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-890
Number of pages16
JournalIndian Journal of Chemistry - Section A Inorganic, Physical, Theoretical and Analytical Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005


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