Research Interests

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.

Research Highlights


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, accepted manuscript.
DOI: 10.1039/C9TA00356H


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

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123 (2), pp 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 (22), pp 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 (5), pp 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)