Our current research interests in the field of solid-state material science are the synthesis of single crystals, (nanostructured) ceramics, and composite ceramic/polymer materials, their characterization in terms of structure-property relationships as well as their implementation in energy storage and conversion devices, including all solid-state batteries.
In particular, we focuse on solid-to-solid interfaces. Furthermore, we are interested in the structural degradation of ceramic materials in humidity and air and its impact on dynamics and stability.
We use a large portfolio of techniques, such as X-ray and neutron diffraction, Raman spectroscopy in combination with electrochemical techniques, such as impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and galvanostatic cycling, as well as electron microscopy, using, e.g., HRTEM and SEM.
Producing High Concentrations of Hydrogen in Palladium via Electrochemical Insertion from Aqueous and Solid Electrolytes