The first phase of the process involved converting lithium ions into magnesium and then converting the magnesium back into lithium ion.
The second phase involved creating a new magnesium oxide layer on top of the lithium, using a process called electrolysis.
The magnesium oxide was then mixed with water to form a mixture of sodium and oxygen.
The first two phases of the electrolysis process involved a liquid metal electrode and a molten magnesium oxide, which was heated by the electrolyte and then released.
In the third phase, which involved combining sodium and magnesium together in a molten phase, the magnesium oxide could be melted into sodium and hydrogen to produce magnesium oxide.
It was a lot of work, but the researchers said it was very efficient, and could provide a significant amount of energy in an electric vehicle.
The process was done by a team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, and is being published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
“This is the first time we’ve been able to make this sort of reaction happen at the scale of a metal alloy,” said Marko Bajic, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UT Austin and a lead author of the study.
“This has huge implications for batteries, electric vehicles, and other applications.”
The process of making magnesium oxide has long been known, and the process has been done previously on the scale needed for a car battery.
This method could provide an even larger amount of electricity to an electric engine, as well as a better understanding of how to produce an even more efficient lithium-ion battery, BajIC said.
Researchers have previously developed a process to create magnesium oxide on a scale of billions of times smaller, but that process could take much longer to complete, according to Bajics.
The new method, however, uses a much simpler process, and involves just about three grams of magnesium and the chemical elements oxygen and hydrogen.
“The process that we used is very similar to that of the original process,” Bajicc said.
“The biggest difference is that we’re only using water for the reaction.”
Magnesium oxide has a number of important uses in the electric vehicle industry, from being used as a replacement for lithium for the lithium-based batteries used in some vehicles to powering a new generation of battery cells.