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Advertising division: IEK-9 - Fundamental Electrochemistry
Reference number: 2019M-036, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics or Electrical Engineering

Master Thesis: Preparation and Characterization of Solid Electrolyte for All-Solid-State Battery

IEK-9 Energy Materials group is currently looking for a Master thesis candidate who possesses the qualification below for the earliest possible employment date.
The Institute for Energy and Climate Research - Fundamental Electrochemistry (IEK-9) focuses its research activities on the experimental investigation of electrochemical and kinetic properties of the charge transport and interfacial reactions of novel energy storage systems. It is of great importance to develop solid inorganic electrolytes with high ionic conductivity, which would thus enable solid-state batteries to overcome the notorious safety issues with the current technology due to the use of highly flammable liquid organic electrolytes. To have a better understanding of the thermodynamic and kinetic properties of the solid electrolyte, preparation of the synthesized materials and their electrochemical characterizations are essential.

Your Tasks:

  • Preparation of the solid electrolyte materials (wet chemical route or solid state reaction)
  • Densification of the solid electrolytes for battery assembly (pressing-sintering)
  • Characterization of the microstructure of prepared solid electrolytes with laser scanning microscope and SEM
  • Investigation on the electrochemical properties of the prepared solid electrolytes and batteries

Your Profile:

  • Ongoing master education in Material Science, Chemistry, Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Theoretical knowledge on electrochemistry and batteries
  • Experience on material synthesis as well as in the laboratory
  • Fluent in English

For more information, please contact to:
Dr. Hermann Tempel
Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Fundamental Electrochemistry (IEK9)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH