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 vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) is a grid-scale energy storage device. Its energy conversion unit consists of a cell stack that comprises ion-exchange membranes to separate positive and negative electrode. The projected lifetime of a VRFB is 20 years and 7’000 charge-discharge cycles. Lifetime tests of membranes under application relevant conditions are therefore impractical, and the development of an accelerated stress test (AST) to assess the chemical stability of membranes is crucial.
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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