Contact

Dr. Tom Weier
Magnetohydrodynamics
t.weierAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2226, 2013
Fax: +49 351 260 - 12226, 12013, 2007

Steffen Landgraf
Magnetohydrodynamics
s.landgrafAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3459

Eye catcher

Experiments with Liquid Metal Battery Cells

Our battery lab enables the electrochemical investigation of liquid metal electrodes and molten salt electrolytes.

Scheme of a liquid metal battery cell (English version)

Scheme of a liquid metal battery cell (English version)

Foto: ©Michael Nimtz

For experiments, small cells are build and tested under argon atmosphere in the glove box.

Our lab devices include:

  • Double preparation- and testing box (glovebox with controlled temperature and regeneration system: O2/H2O<0,1ppm)
  • Mass spectrometer with capillary inlet in the glovebox
  • Laser-induced breakdown spectrometer (Aryell200 optics)
  • Laboratory furnaces
  • Potentiostates
  • Keithley Sourcemeter

The electrochemical experiments and the development of liquid metal batteries include:

  • Optimization of electrode pairing
  • Testing of low melting salt mixtures
  • In-situ measurement of gas evolution (during cell cycling or melting salt mixtures)
  • Long term cycling of cells

Contact

Dr. Tom Weier
Magnetohydrodynamics
t.weierAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2226, 2013
Fax: +49 351 260 - 12226, 12013, 2007

Steffen Landgraf
Magnetohydrodynamics
s.landgrafAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3459