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Physicochemical Fuel Cell Laboratory

The Physicochemical Fuel Cell Laboratory develops and applies analytical methods for the in situ and/or spatially resolved analysis of structures and effects.


The object is to determine the basic structure–activity relationships of complex processes in fuel cells and reactors and to use these new insights to improve them. Furthermore, the physical properties of cell components are determined, which serves to verify and establish the mechanical and thermodynamic requirements for their use in fuel cells.

The methods used in the fuel cell laboratory focus on the following three areas of analysis:

-> Imaging Techniques Analysis

-> Spatially Resolved Analysis Techniques

-> Physical Analysis Technique

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