A focal point of the research in the IEK-9 is the development of metal-air batteries. New insights in the functioning of the environmentally friendly silicon-air battery are recently published in two scientific publications.
P. Jakes, G. Cohn, Y. Ein-Eli, F. Scheiba, H. Ehrenberg, R.-A. Eichel: “Limitation of Discharge Capacity and Mechanisms of Air-Electrode Deactivation in Silicon–Air Batteries“, Chem. Sus. Chem. 5 (2012) 2278-2285
G. Cohn, R.-A. Eichel, Y. Ein-Eli: “New insight into the discharge mechanism of silicon–air batteries using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15 (2013) 3256-3263
The IEK-9 challenges its readers to a game of cards. Do you know the differences between today’s energy storage devices and those currently being explored? Which will come up trumps, and why? Simply cut out the ten cards, start playing, and find out!