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Synchrotron research for climate protection and energy transition

Synchrotron radiation shows us how materials are are built up and how they work - also materials that we need to become less dependent on fossil fuels, for example in solar cells, in batteries and in the production of green hydrogen.

 

What has an impact on the climate and how can we counteract climate change and cope with the consequences? Society must deal with these three central problems of climate change (physical science basis, mitigation, adaptation according to the IPCC), and research with synchrotron radiation makes a valuable contribution to this. The focus is on research into materials that make us independent of fossil energy - for example materials for solar collectors, batteries, the production and conversion of green hydrogen and in the conversion of CO2.

These two pages offer an introduction to the topic with selected examples:

More comprehensive information can be found on these topic pages, which will be continuously expanded (input is welcome):