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A Magnesium Battery? Khosla, ARPA-E Explore Lithium Alternative: Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element...

To identify a better cathode, Pellion begins with a computational screen. As the company zeroes in on potential targets, it engages in targeted synthesis and electrochemical testing. “Before we make any material, we compute its fundamental properties in a high-performance computing environment, literally at the electron level,” said Nevin. “We compute voltage, capacity, and mobility. We conduct very fundamental science, computationally, well before we synthesize anything in the lab.” Pellion's co-founders are Gerbrand Ceder, a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, and Kristin Persson, a chemist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The company’s team includes Edward Buiel, the former CTO of Axion Power, and Aurbach, who serves as a scientific advisor. By leveraging its high-throughput techniques, Pellion has already tested more than 10,000 cathode cand...

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