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Institute of Energy and Climate Research
Fundamental Electrochemistry (IEK-9)

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neuer Batterietyp

New Batterytyp

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. More: New Batterytyp …



A further major activity in IEK-9 is the development of high-temperature fuel cells and electrolysers. The knowledge of the kinetics and mechanisms gained by investigation of the electrode processes is used for the development of novel electrolyte and electrode materials, which should make operation of the SOFC at temperatures below 600 °C with sufficient performance characteristics feasible. More: SOFC …

Methoden gesamt

Methodolgy spectrum

The scientific competences of the  IEK-9  are electrochemical, spectroscopic and microscopic technologies for the study of batteries and fuel cells. More: Methodolgy spectrum …

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The 8th International Symposium on Functional Materials (ISFM 2018) will be held at RWTH Aachen University in Germany
from 20 – 23 August 2018.ISFM8

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger-A. Eichel

Reconstruction of the energy system - energy storage for the future

Today storage technologies already play an important role in the energy system, which will significantly change because of the expansion of fluctuating renewable energy sources. More: Reconstruction of the energy system - energy storage for the future …


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