Other Characterization Techniques

Research areas and related projects:
  • Scanning electron microscopy (+ EDX) -> sample morphology
  • Transmission electron microscopy -> highly resolved structural and chemical information

    L. Gu, C. Zhu, H. Li, Y. Yu, C. L. Li, S. Tsukimoto, J. Maier, and Y. Ikuhara Direct Observation of Lithium Staging in Partially Delithiated LiFePO4 at Atomic Resolution Journal of the American Chemical Society 133(13), 4661–4663 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/ja109412x

  • Thermochemical methods (thermogravimetry, calorimetry, dilatometry)

    K. D. Kreuer, E. Schönherr, and J. Maier: Proton and oxygen diffusion in BaCeO3 based compounds: A combined thermal gravimetric analysis and conductivity study Solid State Ionics 70/71, 278–284 (1994). DOI: 10.1016/0167-2738(94)90323-9

  • Dynamical mechanical analysis -> mechanical properties of proton-conducting polymers

    K.-D. Kreuer: The role of internal pressure for the hydration and transport properties of ionomers and polyelectrolytes Solid State Ionics in press, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssi.2013.04.018

  • Small angle x-ray scattering -> phase separation in proton-conducting polymers

    K.-D. Kreuer and G. Portale A Critical Revision of the Nano-Morphology of Proton Conducting Ionomers and Polyelectrolytes for Fuel Cell Applications Advanced Functional Materials, published online, 2013. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201300376

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