Svenja BenningM. Sc.
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Energy storage materials are becoming more important as a worldwide shift to the renewable energies. Especially batteries for mobile applications like in electric vehicles are in the center of interest. High energy density, thermal stability, long cycle life and safety of the batteries are the most important requirements for the mobile applications. The aging phenomenon of the materials for batteries should be improved and understood completely under real conditions. The reactions at the electrode material could be understood by using a powerful tool called Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). The morphology of the material surfaces could be investigated in-situ by the AFM to clarify the processes which occur at the anodes of the batteries. The full understanding of the processes could give further insight to improve the anode materials for mobile battery applications. To be able to perform the experiments in-operando Svenja also works on developing new electrochemical cells.
Personal factForschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Ralf-Uwe Limbach
Svenja studied chemistry at the Ruhr-University in Bochum and specialized herself in functional materials. She did an apprenticeship as a chemical lab assistant at the Max-Planck Institute for bioinorganic chemistry (nowadays: chemical energy conversion) in Mülheim an der Ruhr. She focused on the conversion of renewable energies during her bachelor and master thesis. For her bachelor studies she was awarded a „Studienpreis“ from Westphalien University of Applied Sciences. Svenja was always interested in the conversion and storage of energy and will thus continue studying this topic during her doctoral research work, while specifically focusing on the investigation of storage performance in batteries. Moreover, Svenja believes the electrochemical Atomic Force Microscopy (EC-AFM) is in this regard a powerful and promising tool. Various processes at the materials surface can be investigated „in-operando“ by the AFM with high spatial resolution at the anodes of the batteries. Svenja likes to travel, to cook and doing different kind of sports during her spare time.
S. Benning, F. Hausen, In situ Atomic Force Microscopy experiments under electrochemical load, Faraday Discussions: Chemical Physics of electroactive materials, Cambridge, UK, 10.-12.04.2017 (Posterpreis)
N. Schön, S. Benning, D. Guenduez, R. Schierholz, F. Hausen, Electrochemical Strain Microscopy for mapping ionic conductivity with high spatial resolution, DPG-Frühjahrstagung, Dresden, 19.-24.03.2017
S. Benning, F. Hausen, In-operando Atomic Force Microscopy experiments on SEI layer formation on HOPG, 649. WE-Heraeus-Seminar, In-operando characterization of energy materials, Bad Honnef, 23.-27.08.2017
N. Schön, S. Benning, R. Schierholz, F. Hausen, Electrochemical Strain Microscopy for mapping ionic conductivity with high spatial resolution, 649. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: In-operando characterization of energy materials, Bad Honnef, 23.-27.08.2017