Mg-batteries must be effectively rechargeable to be sustainable and cost-effective when implemented. Nevertheless, in order to improve the reversibility and energy density of Mg-based batteries is necessary to understand the current limitations, requirements and challenges for each cell component.
In this context, the main ambitions of E-MAGIC are to provide novel and innovative solutions focusing on:
- Building up a rational design of materials and structures on the basis of computational approaches at different length scales to detail understanding of the rate-limiting reaction and transport processes and predict improved electrode materials and structures.
- Explore alternative anode processing based on Mg-alloys, Mg-surface protective films, and structured Mg-metal-surface to promote its reversibility and stability.
- Development of improved electrolyte systems based on APC; DCC, MACC electrolyte solutions but with extended practical stable voltage window.
- Improve the cathode nanostructure, architecture and functionality by identifying and implementing materials with better Mg2+ insertion and conversion capabilities and high capacity under given RMB electrolyte solutions.
- Promote the evolution of a RMB by simulating its performance integrated into a hybrid micro energy storage system.
Having a bottom-up project structure, the consortium plans to achieve its main objective (high energy density RMB) ranging from idea to application, from development of nanostructured materials to proof of the concept. In this way, the E-MAGIC project plans to cover TRL from 1 to 4.