Research areas

The HIU charges itself with the task of pursuing fundamental questions in electrochemical energy storage as a platform for creating vital new material and cell concepts. To reach these aims, the HIU combines efforts in 14 different research groups working on five different scientific fields.

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The battery

First batteries were developed about 200 years ago. Today, there are thousands of shapes, sizes and applications for batteries. But how were batteries originally discovered and how exactly does a battery actually work?

The battery