Research Projects

Less is More: Thiner and More Effective Solar Cells

Less is More: Thiner and More Effective Solar Cells

The project “SiThinSolar” not only aims to increase the use of new materials; researchers from the Halle region are also trying to gain a better understanding of the microstructures of silicon. More Less is More: Thiner and More Effective Solar Cells

Hot stuff

Hot stuff

Valuable high-temperature heat which is surplus to requirements is often available in industrial processes and in solar thermal power plants. Wouldn't it be good to develop versatile thermal energy storage devices to store this surplus energy for use as and when required? More Hot stuff

Efficient, light and inexpensive: batteries made of sulfur

Efficient, light and inexpensive: batteries made of sulfur

Scientists from the Universität Hamburg, the United States and South Korea have discovered a chemical process that makes it possible to produce a plastic with the scientific name “inverse vulcanised polymeric sulfur”. This plastic is suitable for the construction of lithium-sulfur batteries. More Efficient, light and inexpensive: batteries made of sulfur