A conditioning-free magnesium chloride complex electrolyte for rechargeable magnesium batteries

Jung Hoon Ha, Brian Adams, Jae Hyun Cho, Victor Duffort, Jong Hak Kim, Kyung Yoon Chung, Byung Won Cho, Linda F. Nazar, Si Hyoung Oh

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The dissolution of Mg metal in AlCl3/THF using CrCl3 as a "promoter" yields a magnesium aluminum chloride complex electrolyte which shares many common features with MACC, but does not require an onerous conditioning process. This crucial advantage originates from the very high Mg to Al ratio in the new electrolyte, "MaCC", which promotes 100% coulombic efficiency for Mg in the first cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7160-7164
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was financially supported by the Energy Efficiency & Resources of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning grant (Project No. 20112010100140) funded by the Korea government Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy. The authors also acknowledge the support by the KIST Institutional Program (Project No. 2E26292). LFN is grateful for support provided as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences (electrochemical studies).

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© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)


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