Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

We research materials for sustainable energy systems.

Research on semiconductors for photovoltaics and on electrode materials for secondary batteries have always been mainstays of our institute's activities.

In addition, we work on functional materials for a variety of other energy conversion and storage technologies, such as thermoelectrics or high-performance capacitors.

We are also active in the two interwoven fields of hydrogen and catalysis. Here, we are looking at the electrolysis and photoelectrocatalysis, at fuel cells, at magnetic recycling through hydrogen embrittlement, and at hydrogen liquefacation and storage.
Pyrolysis of plastic waste and ion beam modified carrier materials are further topics we are investigating.