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Thermal barrier coatings for gas turbines

Thermal barrier coatings are an integral part of both stationary and aircraft gas turbines, since they are the only coatings that can withstand the high fuel gas temperature needed for efficient operations. The standard that has been established worldwide for thermal barrier coatings is yttria-stablized zirconia (YSZ) that has been partially stabilized with 7-8 weight % Y2O3.

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Bruchfläche einer typischen SOFC des IEK-1

Solid oxide fuel cells

IEK-1 is concerned with the development of alternative, new materials for SOFCs, on the one hand, and with adapting commercially available and self-synthesizing materials to special processing techniques and requirements for coatings and components for optimal cell and stack operations, on the other.

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Teststand Hochtemperatur Membran

Gas separation membranes

IEK-1 develops ceramic membranes for separating the greenhouse gas CO2, which is to be subsequently stored in order to prevent harmful emissions.This new technology is called "carbon capture and storage" or CSS technology.

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All-Solid State Batteries

The goal of development is new and improved types of batteries for stationary and mobile applications with robust long-term stability during stochastic charging and discharging processes.

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Biomedizinische Anwendungen - Wirbelsäulenimplantat Positionierung

Titanium and NiTi base

for manufacturing porous implant materials.

Titanium and NiTi -base implants: Titanium and NiTi base …

Abbildung zeigt Fasergeflechte aus Nextelfasern

All-ceramic turbine blades

for application at temperatures above 1400 oC. More: All-ceramic turbine blades …

Abbildung zeigt Magnetschwebewaage

Hydrogen storage materials

play a central role in the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier. More: Hydrogen storage materials …

Abbildung zeigt den Prototyp einer medizinischen Fussklammer aus einer NiTi-Formgedächtnis-legierung

Nickel-titanium-base shape memory alloys

are used as materials in the field of biomedical technology.

Nickel-titanium-base shape memory alloys: Nickel-titanium-base shape memory alloys …