Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, Member of the German Bundestag and Commissioner for Green Hydrogen at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, visited the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf on 21 September 2020.
In the laboratories for atom probe tomography and nanomechanics, Dr. Jazmin Duarte and Leibniz prize winner Dr. Baptiste Gault presented their research on hydrogen detection in materials down to the atomic scale. They showed how they understand its behaviour in materials and even prevent its harmful effects through trapping or resistant coatings.
Kaufmann is currently visiting institutions from research and industry in Germany to find out about conditions and funding opportunities in the field of hydrogen research.
Hydrogen in aluminium can cause embrittlement and critical failure. However, the behaviour of hydrogen in aluminium was not yet understood. Scientists at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung were able to locate hydrogen inside aluminium’s microstructure and designed strategies to trap the hydrogen atoms inside the microstructure. This can…