HKU Engineering team unveils innovative battery design that promises high energy density and sustainability

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 15 November 2023 – A research team led by Professor Dennis Y.C. Leung of the University of Hong Kong (HKU)’s Department of Mechanical Engineering has achieved a major breakthrough in battery technology with the development of a high-performance quasi-solid-state magnesium-ion (Mg-ion) battery. This innovative design offers a sustainable, safe, and high-energy-density alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries, addressing the limitations of material scarcity and safety concerns.