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The further improvement of performance, durability and cost of fuel cells and batteries requires a detailed understanding of the fundamental physical, chemical, and fluid mechanical processes occurring within the cell. At the Computational Electrochemistry, multi-scale and multi-physics models as well as modern numerical simulation methods are developed and applied. Our particular expertise is in the areas of detailed electrochemical kinetics and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The activities are dedicated to solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC), as well as lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries (LIB).
Goal of the activities is the support of a knowledge-based development of fuel cell and battery technology at DLR. This is achieved via two key aspects.
Model-based interpretation of experimental observations
A detailed interpretation allows to push forward our fundamental understanding of the cell behavior
Model-based optimization of design, performance and lifetime
Comprehensive simulations support the development of fuel cells and batteries
The activities are being carried out by an interdisciplinary team. We closely collaborate with experimental groups of the Institute. Publication and dissemination activities create a high national and international visibility.
Helmholtz-University Young Investigator Group
Multi-scale and multi-physics modeling
SOFC electrode and cell level
PEFC and DMFC electrode and cell level
Stack and system level
Numerical methods and electrochemical impedance simulation
Helmholtz-Institute Ulm (HIU)
DLR Elib entries
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