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Electroceramic thin films

Within the framework of the BMBF WIR! project CAMPFIRE we develop together with our partners thin film membranes for the production of the new energy carrier ammonia as well as the use of ammonia as fuel in shipping and for stationary energy storage in engines and fuel cells.Green ammonia is generated  from atmospheric nitrogen and water using renewable energies by electrolysis processes For this purpose, currently used vacuum processes in combination with with selected laser annealing are being developed for the fabrication of thin film membranes, e.g. with ABO3 perovskite structure, on ceramic and metallic substrates. These oxygen- or proton-conducting electrolyte membranes or mixed-conducting electrodes are used for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells (SOEC) as highly efficient energy conversion concepts for generative-based power generation and important future technologies for electricity and hydrogen production, respectively.

ABO3 Perovskite structure