FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Energy Storage Materials Laboratory

Primary Researcher(s) / Coordinator(s): 
Prof. Dr. Tayfur Öztürk
General Information: 

ESM laboratory deals with energy storage materials and the related areas. The main activity of the group is directed towards metal-hydrides of low stability, i.e. compounds capable of storing and releasing hydrogen near ambient condition, suitable for gas-solid and electrochemical storage of hydrogen. We therefore deal with the synthesis of nanostructured materials using a variety of techniques i.e. mechanical milling, thin film processing and thermal plasma. Activities in the related fields cover hydrogen separation   membranes and nanoporous materials.

Equipments: 
  • Vacuum/pressure (up to 10 bar) induction melting system (Linn High Therm)
  • Ball mills (SPEX and Fritsch planetary ball mill)
  • Glove Box (MBraun Unistar)
  • Magnetron Sputtering System (with 3-sputtering and 3-thermal evaporation source Nanovak)  
  • Induction plasma  system with nanopowder reactor   (Tekna 30 kW) 
  • Spark discharge generator (Palas GFG-1000)
  • Sievert’s PCT instrument
  • Gas Permeability Tester 
  • Potentiostat/Galvanostat (Amatek)
Completed and Ongoing Research Projects: 
  • Core-shell materials for energy storage (2012-…) COST
  • Combinatorial search for hydrogen separation membranes (2010-…) TUBITAK
  • Development of nanoporous substrates for HSM (2010-…) BAP
  • Energy Materials: Plasma synthesis of nanoparticles for energy storage   (2009-…) DPT
  • Decrepitating processing of Mg2Ni and TiMn1.5 (2011-…) BAP
  • Combinatorial search for hydrogen storage alloys; Mg-Ni-Ti (2006-2010) FP-6 NESSHY 
  • Development of Mg based thin films for hydrogen storage (2006-2009) TUBITAK Synthesis of hydrogen storage alloys; FeTi and Mg2Ni (2005-2006) DPT
  • Mechanical milling of Mg based hydrogen storage alloys (2006-2009) DPT-YUUP
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