Welcome to the Electrochemistry Laboratory (LEC)
The Electrochemistry Laboratory (LEC), established 1988, is part of the Energy and Environment Research Division (ENE) at the Paul Scherrer Institute. The laboratory comprises 6 interacting research groups that deal with almost all aspects of electrochemical energy storage and conversion. PSI’s Electrochemistry Laboratory is Switzerland’s largest Center for Electrochemical Research.
PSI Electrochemistry Symposium
37th Swiss Electrochemistry Symposium
Prospects of Future Transport Electrification
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 09:30-16:45h
KuK Kultur- & Kongresshaus, Aarau, Switzerland
Registration opens January 2021
36th Swiss Electrochemistry Symposium
Seasonal Energy Storage: The Role of Electrochemistry
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 09:30-16:45h
Webinar via Zoom
Past program: https://www.psi.ch/ec20
The vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) is designed for grid-scale energy storage applications. Ion-exchange membranes are performance and cost relevant components of redox flow batteries. Currently used materials are largely ‘borrowed’ from other applications that have different functional requirements. For next generation VRFBs, it would be desirable to develop membrane materials based on low-cost porous separators with low resistance and high transport selectivity to minimize vanadium-ion and electrolyte crossover.
LEC on TV and Radio
Swiss Radio: SRF Regionaljournal Aargau Solothurn, May 8, 2017, 17:30h
Paul Scherrer Institut entwickelt Akku der Zukunft
Swiss TV: Kassensturz, January 17, 2017, 21:10h
Knopfbatterien im Test: Enorme Preisunterschiede
Swiss TV: Einstein, November 26, 2015, 21:07h
Die Renaissance der Batterie
Swiss TV: Einstein, November 21, 2013, 21:07h
Mobilität ohne Treibhausgase
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