Aims and Motivation
Magnesium batteries have attracted considerable attention by international research activities, because
magnesium offers a number of attractive features for future batteries. The metal anode has nearly double
the volumetric capacity of lithium metal, at a negative reduction potential of -2.37 V vs SHE. Moreover,
a significant advantage of magnesium is the lack of dendrite formation during charging,
which overcomes major safety challenges encountered with using lithium metal anodes.
Several breakthroughs were achieved and important progress has been made in
the last years, in particular in the development of electrolytes with mild chemistry and high efficiency
and in the development of first conversion and intercalation-type cathodes. First fundamental studies
have elucidated mechanisms of Mg intercalation or chemical interaction of the electrolyte with
The 2nd International Symposium on Magnesium Batteries
addresses the research community in this rapidly growing field.
It is the aim of the symposium to present and discuss the recent state-of-the art and the progress in the field.
There will be enough time for discussion of questions or controversial issues in the topic.