Magnesium Ion Behavior in Ionic Liquids for Mg-Ion Power

Monday, 27 July 2015
Hall 2 (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre)
T. E. Sutto (Naval Research Laboratory)
Our work here has focused on the behavior of Mg2+ in bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonyl imide based ionic liquids.  Charge discharge behavior of both amorphous carbon and graphene have been studied vs. Mg metal as potential anode materials for a rechargeable Mg-ion based battery.  Additional work has looked into oxide nanoparticles of the general format of Mg(M1M2)O2 prepared via a novel, flash solution oxidation process.  Results will be presented focusing on the primary effort to develop cathode materials for Mg ion systems with high reversibility and capacity.