481. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Energy Materials Research by Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation

Energy Materials Research by Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation

So, 08.05.2011 17:00  –   Mi, 11.05.2011 14:00
Margarita Russina, HZ Berlin; Anke Rita Kaysser-Pyzalla, HZ Berlin; C. Pettenkofer, HZ Berlin; E. Rühl, FU Berlin; W. Eberhardt, HZ Berlin
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation
Dr. Margarita Russina,


Energy Materials Research by Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation

08.05. - 11.05.2011, Meeting Place: Bad Honnef (Germany)

1st March 2011 – Deadline for Registration!

This is an event from Heraeus-Stiftung and HZB. The seminar is funded by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus‐Stiftung. The goal of the seminar is to bring together young and experienced scientists from universities and from large-scale laboratories and facilities, who are using or planning to use neutrons or synchrotron radiation to study material that are related to energy research. It also aims at bringing together researchers conducting experimental characterization with scientists who have expertise in modeling. The idea of the seminar is to find a common language to describe the big picture behind the seemingly disparate phenomena in the different fields of energy research. The strengths and limitations of the various methods and challenges and opportunities for future neutron and synchrotron radiation sources will be addressed and new directions of applications shall be outlined. This will allow us to develop ideas for future international collaborations for developing and optimizing energy materials and related processes. The infrastructure of large scale facilities providing neutrons and synchrotron radiation shall be optimized according to the needs of this community and future developments will be pushed forward.

The audience of this workshop is broad and interdisciplinary, where different fields of research are bought together. Therefore, the presentations shall be understandable, where emphasis is put on basic concepts of the fundamental aspects of interaction of synchrotron radiation and neutrons with nuclei with respect to research on energy materials research using neutrons and synchrotron radiation as unique and selective probes. Ample time for discussions is aimed for bridging gaps between the various fields and connecting scientists to define a common ground. This will enhance the close collaboration between international research groups in experiment and theory and will encourage young scientists to choose this area for their scientific careers.

Invited Speaker

S. Kohler (Deutsche Energie-Agentur): Energy-Mix of the Future
A. Züttel (EMPA, Switzerland): Hydrogen storage, potential and applications
R. Schlögl (FHI Berlin, Germany): Solid state catalysis
C. Heske (University of Las Vegas, U.S.A.): Latest developments in solar cell research
J. Eckert (UC Santa Barbara, U.S.A.): Novel hydrogen storage materials
C. Buckley (Curtin University of Technology, Australia): Complex hydrates
A. Braun (EMPA, Switzerland): Structure and transport in Fuel Cells Components
C. Hartnig (BASF, Germany): Modeling in fuel cell
J. Sauer (HU Berlin, Germany): Ab initio prediction of adsorption structures and isotherms of H2 and CH4 in microporous systems
J. Larese (University of Tennessee, U.S.A.): Neutrons , Nanomaterials and Molecular Adsorption
W. Lehnert (FZ Jülich, Germany): Novel materials for high-temperature fuel cells
K. Funke (WWU Münster, Germany): Ionic motion in materials with disordered structures
S. Adams (National University of Singapore): Modeling conduction pathways in ionic conductors
W. Jaegermann (TU Darmstadt, Germany): In-situ investigation of solar cell materials by synchroton radiation
L. Peter (Bath, UK): Solar fuel cells
S. Bennington (ISIS, UK): tba
H. Schober (ILL, Grenoble, France): Neutrons from reactor and spallation sources
E. Weckert (DESY, Hamburg, Germany): Light sources of the 3rd and 4th generation
S. Molodtsov (XFEL, Hamburg, Germany): tba
M. Karlsson (ESS-Scandinavia, Sweden): Proton conduction studied by neutron scattering
I. Lauermann (HZB, Germany): Analytics and Optimisation of CIGSE solar cells