The electrochemical deposition of magnesium from [Mg 2(μ-Cl) 3·6(OC 4H 8)] + has been monitored in situ with X-ray absorption spectroscopy. The viability of the cell design was confirmed by a reversible shift in the X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy (XANES) of the Mg K-edge. In situ electrochemical XANES revealed the presence of an interfacial Mg intermediate below the equilibrium Mg/Mg 2 + potential. A new method has been established to directly observe the complex electrochemical reduction process from Mg electrolytes. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Arthur, T. S., Glans, P. A., Matsui, M., Zhang, R., Ma, B., & Guo, J. (2012). Mg deposition observed by in situ electrochemical Mg K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Electrochemistry Communications, 24(1), 43–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2012.08.018