November 29, 2014

New Electrolyte for the Construction of Magnesium-Sulfur Batteries

Electrolyte of Excellent Electrochemical Stability and High Efficiency –Promising Potential for the Development of New Types of Batteries

The Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) established by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is pushing research relating to batteries of the next and next-but-one generations: A research team has now developed an electrolyte that may be used for the construction of magnesium-sulfur battery cells. With magnesium, higher storage densities could be achieved than with lithium. Moreover, magnesium is abundant in nature, it is non-toxic, and does not degrade in air. The new electrolyte is now presented in the journal “Advanced Energy Materials”.