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Electrochemical Energy Sources

Research areas
  • New electrode materials. Designing special new electrode materials for common electrochemical batteries enables increasing their performance and lowering production costs. Our group investigates the possibilities to use reticulated vitreous carbon (RVC®) to build batteries of high energy density, designs multi-component noble metal alloys for use in oxygen-reducing cathodes and light organic fuel oxidizing anodes as well as for hydrogen storage in metal hydride cells and fuel cells.
  • Zinc-manganese cell modification. Zinc-manganese batteries hold the lion's share of the world batteries market. The group works on a modified-construction zinc-manganese battery that will be characterized by an increased energy density and by a flattened discharge curve.
  • Study of electrochemical properties of MnO2. The knowledge of electrochemical processes of MnO2is key for improvement of zinc-manganese cells' performance. Our group investigates these processes occurring at various electrode substrates.
  • Rechargeable acidic zinc-manganese cell. Traditional zinc-manganese batteries cannot be recharged. A purpose of our group is to construct an acidic zinc-manganese battery capable of being recharged a couple of tens of times.


Experience

Fundamental research related to preparing electrodes and carrying electrode processes relevant for various electrochemical power sources.

Construction and investigation of complete batteries, both single-use and rechargeable.


Contact

Dr Przemysław Łoś, Chem. Eng., prof. ICRI
phone +48 22 568 24 43, 568 22 93
e-mail przemyslaw.los(at)ichp.pl