Materials for Energy Technology (MET)
The Research and Development Group Materials for Energy Technology (MET) is a multi-disciplinary team in the science triangle of plasma technology, materials and chemical engineering, whose goal is to develop cost-effective and scalable synthesis routes for the production of nanomaterials and thin films for the storage and conversion of renewable energy. Our materials are used in electrolysis, battery and fuel cell technology and are brought into technology transfer within partner networks of institutes and companies. Important core expertise and know-how from the INP departments of plasma process technology and plasma surface technology (vacuum deposition, plasma spraying, and plasma polishing) and plasma sources (pulsed high voltages in liquids) flow into the development. Another important pillar of our work is the characterization of the crystal and nano- or microstructure of materials by XRD, TEM/SEM, EDX, XPS and Raman spectroscopy as well as a screening of electrochemical properties, e.g. by cyclic voltammetry and impedance measurements.