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Chair of Physical Chemistry

Research

The research activities at the Chair of Physical Chemistry, University of Leoben, concentrate on the thermodynamic and kinetic characterisation of micro – and nano-crystalline materials, emphasising solid ionic and mixed ionic-electronic conductors.

A major goal is to gain a better understanding of mass and charge transport with respect to defect chemistry, including interfaces (grain boundaries, electrode / solid electrolyte). These investigations are performed by applying various electrochemical and thermochemical methods, completed by computational modelling.

The research refers to basic problems as well as aspects of application (components for solid oxide fuel cells, sensors, mixed conducting membranes, electroceramics).