We analyze rechargeable aluminum-ion battery systems as future long-term alternative of lithium-ion batteries. Therefore, we develop new cathode materials and electrolytes. The materials are assembled into battery test cells and characterized with respect to their electrochemical behavior.
Furthermore, we develop technologies to recycle silicon from sawing waste and to reuse the recycled silicon for thermoelectric generators, as anode material for lithium batteries and for precursors for 3D printing of lightweight AlSi alloys.
Development of cathode materials and electrolytes for rechargeable aluminum-ion battery systems
Assembling of aluminum battery test cells and characterization of the electrochemical behavior
Recycling of silicon from sawing waste
Studies on the reusability of recycled silicon for thermoelectric generators, as anode material for lithium batteries and for precursors for 3D printing of high strength, lightweight AlSi alloys (partially with partners)
Characterization of powders, particles and layers (size, porosity, morphology, crystalline structure and composition)
Explore the areas of semiconductor crystal growth, epitaxy, and device processing including characterization and modeling.