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Magnesium Batteries could be cheaper, double energy density

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An artificial coating of the Anode may revive an old battery chemistry.

http://www.batterypoweronline.com/news/nrel-research-overcomes-major-technical-obstacles-in-magnesium-metal-batteries/


Advantages:

  • Magnesium is cheaper and more plentiful than Lithium
  • Magnesium gives up 2 electrons vs 1 for Lithium, so has the potential for double the energy density
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