Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

07/11/2012 11:29:50
The University of Muenster, one of Germany's biggest institutions of higher education, is home to the Muenster Electrical Energy Technology (MEET) centre, an international leader in research and development of battery technologies. The centre employs 90 scientists and funding includes 14 million euro from European, National and Regional sources. MEET is focused on the development of new materials and systems for electrochemical conversion storage devices, in particular for automotive applications. Within the group, background is present in electrochemistry and materials science and engineering, and, as support, analytical chemistry, synthetic chemistry and polymer chemistry. 
Tasks attributed within the project 
Leader of WP9. WWU will focus its activities in WP8 by participating to the definition of safety test procedures, investigating the thermo chemical properties of the baseline and developed materials by means of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA), and accelerated rate calorimetry (ARC), and evaluating the safety performance of the baseline and developed battery materials. Finally, WWU will evaluate the safety performance of up-scaled cells by means of, for examples, overcharge, overdischarge and nail and crush tests. These tests will be performed within the ARC equipment allowing an accurate determination of the heat developed in the test. Furthermore, WWU participates in WP1, 2, 3 and 11.
Stefano Passerini