Our current research interests in the field of solid-state materials 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 focuses 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 oftechniques, 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.
Local Li-ion conductivity changes within Al stabilized Li7La3Zr2O12 solid electrolytes and their relation to three-dimensional variations of the bulk composition