Materials for Power Plant Engineering at IEK-1 researches innovative high-performance coating techniques with a focus on thermal spraying for power plant components. Research and development of improved materials for these applications is closely linked with this.
Work concentrates on materials and manufacturing processes for solid oxide fuel and electrolysis cells. Mainly powder technological processes are used. Our expertise lies in the parallel development of suitable materials and microstructures specifically adapted to functionality for composite components.
Christian Doppler Laboratory
for Metal-supported Electrochemical Energy Converters
Metal-supported fuel cells are characterized by mechanical stability and cheap manufacture. In order to improve performance and lifetime, the CD Laboratory is further developing electrodes and specific interfaces in a targeted manner.