A silicon microbattery

A silicon microbattery

Recently, we managed to use monocrystalline semiconductor silicon as an active storage electrode in lithium batteries. This enables an integrated power supply to be made for microchips with a rechargeable battery.

read more at Sci. Rep.

Li-oxygen batteries

Li-oxygen batteries

Li–air batteries suffer from severe parasitic reactions during cycling. The reactive singlet oxygen intermediate substantially contributes to battery degradation.

Link to the paper

Welcome at our Institute @ TU Graz

Welcome at the webpage of the Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials (ICTM) representing one of the largest Institutes at the Graz University of Technology. The Institute belongs to the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering, Biotechnology. It aims to use modern spectroscopic tools and synthesis methods to advance both pure and application-oriented materials science and energy research. The Institute is subdivided into two major research areas: A) Solid-State Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry; B) Macromolecular Chemistry and Applied Polymer Science. While in A) research is centred around ion transfer in (nano-)crystalline and amorphous solids, in B) the synthesis and designing of functional polymer materials is in the center of attention.

TU Graz has divided its research into five innovative areas – the Fields of Expertise (FoEs). Many of the current research projects at the ICTM are related to the FoE Advanced Materials Science. Among others this FoE aims (i) to understand and to tailor the properties of existing materials and (ii) to develop advanced ones with new or improved functions. Studying the physical and chemical interactions of different materials plays also a capital role in ICTM's direction of research.

ICTM's main aim in teaching is to train students of all levels on the basis of pure and applied research projects. Currently, ICTM supports both graduate and undergraduate students in four primary fields of study viz. Materials Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry.

Enjoy our webpage,
best wishes,

M. Wilkening (on behalf of the ICTM)

Picture from 2016: hybrid cells - batteries meet solar cells; (c) Lunghammer - TU Graz
Contact the Institute

Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials |
Institut für Chemische Technologie von Materialien
Stremayrgasse 9
A-8010 Graz

for initial contact:
Liane Hochgatterer, +43 316 873-32331
Renate Trebizan, +43 316 873-32301