EXCURSION TO EMPA: PECs
Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics in Dübendorf / Switzerland – 23.9.2019
Artur Braun, a scientist working for EMPA, invented PECs (photoelectrochemical cells) to produce hydrogen. These solar cells use iron-dioxide as a catalyst for splitting water to gain hydrogen. The obtained hydrogen can then for example be used for fueling cars or for producing off-grid electricity in private homes.
Thanks to Artur Braun for the insights and guided tour
Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics at EMPA
text: Johanna Denecke, Leopold Seiler, Anna Maxwell, Lu Meiying