The Fraunhofer IMWS offers excellent equipment and expertise in the field of water electrolysis, in a wide range of methods, especially with regard to material diagnostics down to the microstructure level. In collaboration with partners, complex problems in electrochemical characterization can also be addressed.

  • Various ion/electron microscopes (SEM, ESEM, TEM, STEM, EDX, WDX, EBSD, EELS, HAADF) as well as preparation techniques (FIB, microtomy (Ultra, Kryo), etc.)
  • Radiographic and acoustic processes (XRD, lock-in thermography)
  • Physical and chemical surface analytics (ToF-SIMS, XPS, UPS, AES, OES)
  • Topography and contour measurement (AFM)
  • Photo-optical and spectrometric procedures (light microscopes, UV/VIS/NIR, FTIR)
  • Electrical characterization (4-point method)
  • Thermophysical measurement procedures (differential calorimetry, thermogravimetry, dilatometer, heat conductivity measurement)
  • Material and trace analysis (ICP-MS, density and porosity measurements, Karl Fischer titration)
  • LED solar simulator for photovoltaic cells/modules
  • Climate chambers
  • Laser, bonding and lamination technology