Dr. Daniel Rettenwander

Energy Storage Materials Lab @ ICTM 

Synthesis, Crystalchemistry and Electrochemistry of Solid State Materials 

A subdivision of the Wilkening group


Our research focus on the understanding of bulk and interfacial processes in energy storage devices, including solid-state batteries. In particular, on the design, synthesis and characterization of new materials, including single crystals, ceramics, and composite ceramic/polymer materials. The electrochemical analysis of material inhomogeneity effects on battery performance. Electrochemical and structural analysis of material degradation and failure mechanisms of energy materials under various environmental, thermal, and electrochemical conditions. 

Research Highlights

Producing High Concentrations of Hydrogen in Palladium via Electrochemical Insertion from Aqueous and Solid Electrolytes

Chem. Mater, 2019, 31, 4234-4245.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01243ERC 


Local Li-ion conductivity changes within Al stabilized Li7La3Zr2O12 solid electrolytes and their relation to three-dimensional variations of the bulk composition

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 6818-6831. 
DOI: 10.1039/C9TA00356H


Proton Bulk Diffusion in Cubic Li7La3Zr2O12 Garnets as Probed by Single X-Ray Diffraction

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123, 1094-1098.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc8b10694


Untangling Structure and Dynamics of Lithium-Rich Anti-Perovskites Envisaged as Solid Electrolytes for Batteries

Chem. Mater., 2018, 30, 8134-8144.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b02568

Arrhenius Behavior of the Bulk Na-Ion Conductivity in Na3Sc2(PO4)3 Single Crystals Observed by Microcontact Impedance Spectroscopy

Chem. Mater., 2018, 30, 1776–1781.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b00179


Dr. Daniel Rettenwander
Graz University of Technology
Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials (ICTM)
Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
+43 316 873 32356


InterBatt (FWF)

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