Direct Water Splitting

Hydrogen, the fuel of the future will step by step replace fossil fuels, and if generated using truly renewable energy sources it will play a crucial role in reducing the global carbon footprint. However, up to date the generation of green hydrogen is very costly and inefficient. A promising pathway is the direct water splitting using dedicated solar cells with additional functional layers to allow the electrolysis without an external electrolyzer.

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(Al,Sc)N for next-gen Power Electronics

Energy transition and internet of things are essential questions of today’s society and won’t work within the limits of silicon high-power technology. New materials, such as (Al,Ga)N/GaN, show a substantially enhanced efficiency compared to conventional silicon technology and are commercially available already. Nevertheless, recently published results on (Al,Sc)N HEMT structures show the potential for even more enhanced devices.

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Phase-Change Material for Memory Application

Phase-change materials are a fascinating class of materials showing at least two stable phases. Huge differences in material properties between the two phases enable saving information depending on the current phase. This non-volatile saving mechanism and the enhanced switching speed compared to NAND devices combining the best of RAM- and NAND technology makes phase-change materials an exciting research field for memory application.

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