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The MEET Battery Research Center
In the light of the current promotion of renewable energy sources and the vision of a future based on "electromobility", the development of high-performance energy storage devices has taken on a central role. MEET brings together basic scientific research and industrial applications at one location ("science-to-business" approach). To this purpose, it works together closely both with other scientific institutions and with partners from industry and small and medium-sized companies. A team of experienced scientists and technicians backed by a very good infrastructure and equipped with ultra-modern appliances, technology and laboratories provides the best possible conditions.

The University of Münster - WWU with 40,000 students is one of Germany’s leading institutions of higher education. The electrochemical storage research at WWU is concentrated in the MEET Battery Research Center (Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology). MEET comprises an international team of around 150 scientists working on the research and development of innovative electrochemical energy storage devices with high energy density, longer durability and maximum safety. The aim is to improve batteries for use in electric cars and stationary energy storage systems – at the lowest possible cost. MEET thus strives to further enhance the competitiveness of its partners in battery research – regionally, nationally and internationally.

MEET has outstanding state-of-the-art equipment, technology and laboratories. This includes instruments for analysing electrolytes and active and non-active materials (IC, IC/ICP-MS,-OES, IC/ESI-MS, GC-MS), devices for microscopic (SEM-EDX-FIB, AFM, OM) and spectroscopic procedures (XPS, Raman, IR, MS, UV-VIS, NMR), and facilities for particle and thermal analysis (XRD, PSA, BET, Pycnometry, Hg-Porosimetry, DSC, TGA, TGA-MS, TGA-IR). With its battery cyclers (MACCOR, Digatron), MEET also has about 1,500 channels with which cells of up to 20 amperes can be tested, and 20 other channels for cells of up to 400 amperes, as well as temperature controlled ranges from -40 to +90 degrees Celsius. Additionally, to the battery cyclers, several electrochemical measuring devices (VMP/VSP, BasyTec, Solartron, IviumStat) summing with more than 150 channels are available for the electrochemical characterisation of the battery components. The team of scientists can thus analyse and evaluate all the battery components, from the raw materials to the finished cell.

Contact person: Dr. Peter Maria Bieker

Link: http://www.uni-muenster.de/en/



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