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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