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Materials for energy

IK4-TEKNIKER develops new advanced materials and efficient manufacturing processes for energy conversion and storage systems, offering solutions that begin with laboratory-scale development and end with the industrialisation of the process and/or product at the customer´s premises.

The main areas of research and development are:

1- Phase change materials (PCM) supported in inorganic matrices with thermal storage capacity to be used in applications such as transport, construction and the automotive industry.

  • Development of composite materials by porous media (commercial or custom designed using sol-gel) and organic and inorganic PCMs
  • Development of encapsulation routes using sol gel technology for the in-situ encapsulation of organic and inorganic PCMs

2- Thin layer solar cells on different types of substrates with high conversion efficiencies of solar energy and competitive manufacturing processes:

  • Development of new chalcopyrite-based photovoltaic absorbers
  • Development of transparent front contacts and metallic rear contacts for all types of solar cells
  • Development of buffer layers (n-type semiconductor)

3- Functional coatings for solar thermal collectors to increase the performance of electricity generating plants:

  • Development of selective coatings on steel pipes with high absorptivity and low emissivity.
  • Development of high reflection mirrors

4- Functional coatings for fuel cells and electrolysers:

  • Development of coatings with high corrosion resistance for bipolar plates.
  • Development of catalysts based on nanoparticles.

5- Advanced functional coatings:

  • Self-cleaning surfaces
  • Biocidal surfaces
  • Anti fouling surfaces

6- Nanoadditive materials:

  • Heat transfer nanofluids (HTF)
  • Molten salts for heat storage
  • Slurries based on PCM

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    IK4-TEKNIKER develops new advanced materials and efficient manufacturing processes for energy conversion and storage systems, offering solutions that begin with laboratory-scale development and end with the industrialisation of the process and/or product at the customer´s premises.

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    The main areas of research and development are:

    1- Phase change materials (PCM) supported in inorganic matrices with thermal storage capacity to be used in applications such as transport, construction and the automotive industry.

    • Development of composite materials by porous media (commercial or custom designed using sol-gel) and organic and inorganic PCMs
    • Development of encapsulation routes using sol gel technology for the in-situ encapsulation of organic and inorganic PCMs

    2- Thin layer solar cells on different types of substrates with high conversion efficiencies of solar energy and competitive manufacturing processes:

    • Development of new chalcopyrite-based photovoltaic absorbers
    • Development of transparent front contacts and metallic rear contacts for all types of solar cells
    • Development of buffer layers (n-type semiconductor)

    3- Functional coatings for solar thermal collectors to increase the performance of electricity generating plants:

    • Development of selective coatings on steel pipes with high absorptivity and low emissivity.
    • Development of high reflection mirrors

    4- Functional coatings for fuel cells and electrolysers:

    • Development of coatings with high corrosion resistance for bipolar plates.
    • Development of catalysts based on nanoparticles.

    5- Advanced functional coatings:

    • Self-cleaning surfaces
    • Biocidal surfaces
    • Anti fouling surfaces

    6- Nanoadditive materials:

    • Heat transfer nanofluids (HTF)
    • Molten salts for heat storage
    • Slurries based on PCM
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    CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EQUIPMENT

    • Ability to analyse thermal properties from -50ºC to 500ºC, with or without pressurised atmosphere (/ to 35bar)

    EXPERTISE

    • Determination of phase transitions and associated enthalpies of materials
    • Determination of the thermal stability
    • Determination of the heat capacity
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    CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EQUIPMENT

    • Determination of the particle size and emulsion 1-1000nm
    • Study of the stability of the dispersion or emulsion by determining the Z potential

    EXPERTISE

    • Synthesis of nanoparticles of a controlled size using Sol-Gel
    • Synthesis of nanoparticles of a controlled size using microemulsion
    • Study of the stability and durability of the dispersion and microemulsion over time
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    CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EQUIPMENT

    • Sputtering
    • Coating of pipes up to 4 meters in length and 100 mm in diameter
    • Low temperature coatings

    EXPERTISE

    • Selective oxides and decorative coatings, for solar collectors
    • Development of selective multilayer coatings with high absorptivity and low emissivity
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    CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EQUIPMENT

    • Heating system using halogen lamps in controlled atmosphere with capacity to perform extremely fast warming (10ºC/S ramps)

    EXPERTISE

    • Selino diffusion via the metal precursors of Cu, In, and Ga in order to form the chalcopyrite compound which forms the CIGS thin film photovoltaic cell absorber
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    CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EQUIPMENT

    • Physical deposition coating system in dual chamber vapour phase with sputtering chamber, thermal deposition chamber and loading and unloading chamber

    EXPERTISE

    • Development of CIGS absorber for thin-film photovoltaic cells
    • Development of rear and front contacts for all types of cells
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    CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EQUIPMENT

    • The measuring principle is laser diffraction, via two different sources, the red light which is 632.8 nm and the blue light which is 470nm
    • Range of measurement: 0.02 um to 2000 um

    EXPERTISE

    • Measurement of particle size of the emulsions and dispersions in various media
    • Measurement of the size distribution for both the dispersions and emulsions
    • Size distribution in volume, intensity and number
    • Information on the stability of the dispersions or emulsions realised
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