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Magnesium Battery Electrolytes in Ionic Liquids

Abstract A lack of adequate energy storage technologies is arguably the greatest hindrance to a modern sustainable energy infrastructure. Chemical energy storage, in the form of batteries, is an obvious solution to the problem. Unfortunately, today’s state of the art battery technologies fail to meet the desired metrics for full scale electric grid and/or electric vehicle role out. Considerable effort from scientists and engineers has gone into the pursuit of battery chemistries theoretically capable of far outperforming leading technologies like Li-ion cells. For instance, an anode of the relatively abundant and cheap metal, magnesium, would boost the specific energy by over 4.6 times that of the current Li-ion anode (LiC6).

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Created Date 2016
Contributor Watkins, Tylan Strike (Author) / Buttry, Daniel A (Advisor) / Wolf, George (Committee member) / Williams, Peter (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Materials Science / Physical chemistry / Battery / Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide / Electrochemistry / Ionic Liquid / Magnesium / Raman Spectroscopy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 193 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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