Why Grignard’s Century Old Nobel Prize Should Spark Your Curiosity

  • Claudiu B. Bucur
  • Thomas Gregory
  • John Muldoon
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Magnesium is an ideal metal anode which has nearly double the volumetric capacity of lithium metal with a very negative reduction potential of −2.37 versus SHE. The major advantage of magnesium is the apparent lack of dendritic formation during charging which overcomes the major safety and performance challenges encountered with using lithium metal anodes. In this chapter we highlight the major developments, notably the development of electrolytes and cathodes and discuss some of the challenges which must be overcome to realize a practical magnesium battery.


Oxidative Stability Cathode Material Coulombic Efficiency Metal Anode High Oxidative Stability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudiu B. Bucur
    • 1
  • Thomas Gregory
    • 2
  • John Muldoon
    • 1
  1. 1.Toyota Research Institute of North AmericaAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Borealis Technology Solutions LLCMidlandUSA

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