A review titled “Progress of Electrolytes for Magnesium Rechargeable Batteries and Future Challenges” was published online in Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals.

An academic paper on positive electrode active materials for magnesium rechargeable batteries by our student Mr. Mengqiao Wang et al. has been accepted for publication in Journal of Alloys and Compounds.

We investigated the possibility of intercalation and deintercalation of magnesium ions in FePS3 and FePSe3 with a layered structure and analyzed their behavior as electrochemical capacitors (pseudocapacitors).

A scientific paper on catalysts for glucose fuel cells by our student Mr. Huang et al. has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society.

This research was conducted in collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Rupp at MIT. We discussed the mechanism of glucose oxidation reaction using EQCM. We also made a prototype glucose fuel cell using a neutral electrolyte and evaluated its performance for implantable applications.
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The book “Next Generation Batteries Realization of High Energy Density Rechargeable Batteries, Kiyoshi Kanamura (Ed.)” has been published by Springer.

Dr. Yagi co-authored the first chapter on magnesium batteries with Prof. Tetsu Ichitsubo at Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University.

An article introducing Prof. Toru H. Okabe, the new Director General, was published in IIS News No.189.

It was written by Associate Professor Yagi with all his heart.

A paper on catalysts for methanol fuel cells by our student Mr. Cai et al. has been selected as a supplementary cover in ACS Applied Nano Materials.

Ms. Wakana Mizutani has joined us as a new M1 student, and Mr. Jumpei Matsumura of Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd. will be stationed for two years from today as a researcher.

Our new website is now live.