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Scientists Solve a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery Performance

October 20th, 2017

A Berkeley Lab-led research team has discovered a surprising set of chemical reactions involving magnesium that degrade battery performance even before the battery can be charged up. The findings could be relevant to other battery materials, and could steer the design of next-generation batteries towards workarounds that avoid these newly identified pitfalls. More>