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
Webinar via Zoom
Registration opens end 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
Decarbonization of the energy system across different sectors using power-to-X concepts relies heavily on the availability of low-cost hydrogen produced from renewable power by water electrolysis. Polymer electrolyte water electrolysis (PEWE) is a promising technology for hydrogen (and oxygen) production for distributed as a well as centralized operation. The total cost of hydrogen is dominated by the electricity cost. Therefore, increase of conversion efficiency is pivotal in improving the commercial viability of electrolytically produced hydrogen. In this study, we investigate the prospects of improving conversion efficiency by reducing the membrane thickness from 200 to 50 micron and increasing the cell temperature from 60 to 120°C.
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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