Materials for Emerging Applications Laboratory
Laboratory for manufacturing and processing of emerging materials for energy storage and energy harvesting applications. This laboratory is dedicated to the manufacturing of battery and fuel cell components (electrodes, membranes,…) and their electrochemical testing at material and cell level. Also, this laboratory is focused in energy and environmental applications of graphene. Novel porous 3D materials based in graphene are developed and tested for battery components and for water desalination (capacitive desalination -CDI).
MOST OUTSTANDING EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS
Battery cell and module test benches with climatic chamber and thermographic camera
Globe box for Li-ion and Li-S battery cell assembly
Half cells with tailored designs for testing electrochemical properties of materials
Multichannel potentiostat with impedance analysers
Rotating disc electrode (RDE) and rotating-ring electrode (RRE)
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE ASSET
Development of interfaces for battery components. Thin film batteries
Study and development of thin film battery components by PVD, CVD and plasma treatments. Interlayers and surface functionalization of materials for battery components (electrodes, membranes, current collectors)
Development of materials for batteries
Manufacturing of high voltage cathodes and solid electrolytes for Li-ion batteries. Novel electrodes and membranes for redox flow and metal-air batteries.
Manufacturing of graphene based materials for water desalination and treatment
Synthesis of hybrid 3D graphene materials with high capacitance properties. Manufacturing of electrodes for capacitive desalination (CDI) of water.