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Institute of Energy and Climate Research
Materials Synthesis and Processing (IEK-1)

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Our research areas comprise:

  • High-temperature materials for power plant engineering (particularly thermal barrier coatings for gas turbines and protective coatings against abrasion and corrosion)
  • Ceramic gas separation membranes for energy-efficient processes
  • Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and electrolysis cells (SOECs) for gaseous fuel production
  • Low- and high-temperature solid-state batteries exhibiting superior safety and stability for stationary and mobile applications

When it comes to R&D work, IEK-1 makes use of its many years of experience in the field of the synthesis of new powder materials and processing methods to produce layer and bulky materials as well as numerous coating technologies from the gas phase, using state-of-the-art machinery.

To sum up: our core competences at IEK-1 are developing reliable ceramic layer systems and composite materials for energy technology.

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Membrane Centre for Energy-Efficient Technologies Officially Opened

Jülich, 24 August 2015 – Membrane systems are decisive for the development of new energy-efficient technologies as part of the transformation of the German energy sector. Membranes can separate climate-damaging greenhouse gases from flue gases much more efficiently than conventional methods and they also form the basis for novel fuel cells and batteries. The new membrane centre opened today at Forschungszentrum Jülich by State Secretary for Research Thomas Rachel, Member of the German Bundestag, will provide new impetus for research in this field. The facility, costing a total of € 17.2 million, received funding of € 15.5 million from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. More: Membrane Centre for Energy-Efficient Technologies Officially Opened …

DGM Fortbildungsseminar 2015

Neue Seminarleitung - Prof. Dr. Olivier Guillon übernimmt die Leitung des Fortbildungsseminars Ionenleitende Keramiken für die Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik: Werkstoffe und Herstellungsverfahren More: DGM Fortbildungsseminar 2015 …