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Electrochemical Energy and Hydrogen Storage

Renewable energies are in need of efficient energy storage and energy conversion systems due to their variability in power output. Storage of hydrogen is a crucial problem in commercialization of fuel-cell powered cars.

At the INT we develop novel nanostructured materials for electrochemical energy and hydrogen storage and analyze their performance. We work on optimizing their performance through in-situ NMR, XRD and Mössbauer studies of Li-ion materials.  In the area of hydrogen storage we also study aspects of system integration and safety with partners at other institutes at KIT.


Research Projects | Publications

in-situ characterization of battery materials
In-situ and ex-situ characterization of battery materials

Using in-situ TEM characterization to study the structural changes and degradation processes during electrochemical cycling of solid state batteries at the nanometer and atomic scale

Christian Kübel

Polysulfide Shuttle
Next-generation Battery Materials

Improved high-capacity anode, sulfur and high-voltage cathode materials

Torsten Brezesinski

Jürgen Janek

Hydrogen Storage
Materials for Hydrogen Storage

New storage materials based on intercalation and materials conversion

Maximilian Fichtner

Electrochemical Storage
Electrochemical Storage

Novel approaches for electrochemical storage and development of materials and devices

Maximilian Fichtner

Competence E
Project Competence E

Developing industrially applicable cost-efficient solutions for stationary storage systems and electric drive trains

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