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Magnesium Ion Batteries a “Promising Alternative” to Lithium

Researchers at the awrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the US department of energy are looking at magnesium ion batteries as a possible alternative to lithium, according to Oilprice.com. Some drawbacks related to magnesium have slowed development efforts so far, but the researchers say that magnesium ion batteries could have higher energy density and be less prone to overheating than their lithium counterparts.

Magnesium Alloys Making a Comeback

In an article for Engineering Materials, Justin Cunningham writes that despite challenges related to its flammability and corrosive nature, magnesium alloys are making a comeback. The metal is extremely lightweight, a key advantage for aerospace and automotive markets.

Researchers Developing New, Stronger Magnesium Alloy

Phys.org reported this week that Hiromi Miura and colleagues at the Toyohashi University of Technology have conducted research to suggest that they have produced the world's strongest magnesium alloy to date. The researches are conducting a further experiment in order to produce larger-sized samples of the alloy, according to Phys.org.

Man in Critical Condition After Magnesium Plant Explosion

Fox News reported that a man was transported to a hospital in critical condition following a small explosion at a magnesium plant in Tooele County, Utah, on Wednesday evening. As quoted in the publication: Emergency personnel responding to the scene found a male in his 40s who suffered burns on his head and chest and [...]

General Motors Trials New Magnesium Alloy VSC Machine

General Motors announced today that its GM China Advanced Technical Center in Shanghai conducted the first trial run of its new Vertical Squeeze Casting machine. This machine is the first of its kind in the world, and will be used to develop next-generation magnesium castings.