CoE for Sustainable Energy Sources (CoE-SES) – Napoli, CNR

The CoE for Sustainable Energy Sources aims to develop next generation high performance Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) for biorobotic portable (like prostheses and exoskeletons) and implantable devices. The CoE-SES will be established within the CNR-STEMS in Naples. It will be equipped with instruments based on the latest technology advancements, to achieve the complete electric, thermal and electro-chemical characterization, testing and analysis of different kinds of energy storage systems. The instrumentation involved for the proposed research activities consists of different kinds of devices: Bidirectional lifecycle cell and storage modules testers, high frequency acquisition systems, climate chambers, infrared cameras, etc. In this regard, the evaluation of coating and prototypal cooling systems, also based on phase change materials and non conventional materials, will be supported by advanced 3D Printers. Electrochemical workstations with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) for the electrochemical characterization of storage cells, anodes, electrolytes and cathodes. Further characterization of electrolytes and electrocalysts will be carried out through thermal analysis techniques (thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry and differential thermal analysis). Multipurpose X-ray diffractometer with intelligent guide systems (latest generation) will be used for structural characterization of electrolytes and cathodes.