Wetzel DJ, Malone MA, Haasch RT, Meng Y, Vieker H1, Hahn NT2, Gölzhäuser A1, Zuo JM, Zavadil KR2, Gewirth AA, Nuzzo RG.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Aug 26;7(33):18406-14. doi: 10.1021/acsami.5b04487. Epub 2015 Aug 17.Although rechargeable magnesium (Mg) batteries show promise for use as a next generation technology for high-density energy storage, little is known about the Mg anode solid electrolyte interphase and its implications for the performance and durability of a Mg-based battery. We explore in this report passivation effects engendered during the electrochemical cycling of a bulk Mg anode, characterizing their influences during metal deposition and dissolution in a simple, nonaqueous, Grignard electrolyte solution (ethylmagnesium bromide, EtMgBr, in tetrahydrofuran). Read More