Battery-driven research at TU Graz

Batteries are a broad field of research. Energy storage systems of the future should be more powerful, more environmentally friendly, smaller and even safer – work is being done on this at TU Graz.

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Battery research at TU Graz is broadly diversified. © Lunghammer – TU Graz

Batteries are many things: cylindrical metal capsules with a plus sign at the top and a minus sign at the bottom, small black packs in our mobile phones, silver buttons in all possible sizes, invisibly integrated in our electric toothbrushes or flat and stacked up in a row in our e-vehicles. But primarily batteries are energy storage systems which are becoming increasingly important, especially in these times of e-mobility and the Internet of Things. After all, it’s not just the devices that we know from our daily lives that need electricity. Energy supply is becoming increasingly important – in microchips, medical applications and sensor technology. Requirements are varied. Whereas batteries in e-mobility will have to become primarily safer and more powerful, power supply systems in the field of the Internet of Things have to become smaller, more autonomous and, above all, more flexible. Just think of diagnostic systems, for example, which have to be applied on the skin or even swallowed and from there transmit data autonomously to the doctor.

Read more about how researchers at TU Graz are working on the optimisation and further development of energy storage systems in the TU Graz-Planet research article.