CARL inaguration


On February 3, 2023, after several years of planning and construction, the Center for Ageing, Reliability and Lifetime Prediction of Electrochemical and Power Electronic Systems (CARL) was inaugurated. In CARL, experts from Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), the Joint Laboratory for Electron Microscopy (GFE), the Institute for Statistics and Business Mathematics (ISW) and the Institute for Materials Applications in Mechanical Engineering (IWM) work together. The research center serves interdisciplinary cooperation in the development of new materials and production processes for batteries and power electronics.

At CARL, IWM operates a worldwide exemplary system of low vacuum SEM (TESCAN CLARA) directly connected to a glovebox with in situ nanoindenter (Bruker Hysitron PI 89). During the building tours, the system was presented by Professor Christoph Broeckmann and received with great interest by the guests. We can introduce air sensitive samples into the scanning electron microscope without air contact. The low vacuum allows to study the crystal structure and chemical composition of e.g. liquids and poorly electrically conducting materials. Nanoindentation can be performed with electrical measurements and at elevated temperatures.

Further information can be found at the CARL's website.