Electro-chemical cells have the potential to play a crucial role in the energy sector of a sustainable society: in electricity generation (as fuel cells), in fuel production (as electrolyzers), and in gas cleaning.
The Strategic Electrochemistry Research Center (SERC) is a 6 year strategic research project headed by professor Mogens Mogensen, Risø National Laboratory and including the Depts. of Chemistry, Physcis, and IMM at DTU. With a 25Mkr funding from the Strategic Research Council Program Committee for Energy and Environment SERC will fund 2 post doc scholarships and 10 PhD projects.
One of the SERC PhD projects is attached to the IMM image group. In this project we will develop and use improved mathematical procedures for analyzing complicated micrographs obtained by Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscopy/Focuses Ion beam (FEGSEM/FIB) techniques. A main obstacle in making a quantitative correlation between electrode structure and electrode performance is the difficulty in making high quality image analysis.
This is the fourth PhD project in a series of projects in the image group focusing on analysis of electron microscopy. Previous projects were carried out in collaboration with Danish Fundamental Metrology, the Danish Technological Institute, and Risø National Laboratory. The company Image Metrology is a spin off from this activity.