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 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
A system of evaporative cooling for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs) has been developed at PSI, based entirely on one simple, yet effective change of one of the fuel cell components. Our team at the Electrochemistry Laboratory has demonstrated how this single change allows to operate a cell without the need of bulky and costly external humidifiers. Additionally, the proposed design has the potential to increase the power density of a PEFC stack by up to 35% due to the sparing of the space usually dedicated to the convective coolant circulation.
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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