Mobility is a fundamental ingredient of our present society.While it shapes our lives at the global and local scales, it also is responsible for about a quarter of the overall CO2 emissions.
The mobility sector is actually the fastest growing source of global emissions.Improving the efficiency of energy use in transportation is thus an essential part of the present fight against the climate crisis.
Neutron scattering methods offer a unique possibility to access the structure and dynamics down to the atomic scale and investigate the processes involved in many of the fields relevant to this question, to name a few:
- batteries and fuel cells
- electrodes, membranes
- light structural materials
- synthetic fuels
- CO2/pollutant capture
- chemical aspects, kinetics, phase transformations
- hydrogen: production, storage, conversion into power
- high-temperature materials
This MLZ Conference aims to bring the very heterogeneous community of researchers working in those fields in contact with experts of the scattering community and to foster cross-disciplinary discussions. The main focus of the conference is on neutron methods, but complementary techniques will be covered as well.