Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Electrochemistry for materials technology

MSE-441

Lecturer(s) :

Mischler Stefano
Philippe Laetitia Véronique Sophie
Van Herle Jan

Language:

English

Summary

This course aims at familiarizing the student with state of the art applications of electrochemistry in materials science and technology as well as material requirements for electrochemical engineering.

Content

The course includes a revision of the basic concepts of electrochemistry and of the electrochemical techniques followed by the discussion of relevant applications for surface modifications (galvanic coatings technology, surface structuration, micro/nano fabrication) and energy issues (materials for batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen generation) as well materials aspects in electrochemical engineering (catalytic electrodes, analytical electrochemistry).

Keywords

Materials, Electrochemistry, Micro-fabrication, Coatings, Energy generation, Energy conversion

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Chimie générale, Introduction à la science des matériaux

Recommended courses

Métaux et alliages

Important concepts to start the course

General chemistry: thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base and complexation reactions, redox reaction.


Metallurgy: microstructure of metals and alloys, mechanical properties, deformation and rupture.


Physics: electrical circuits, transport phenomena

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra with excercises and case studies.

Expected student activities

Active participation during lectures and in the resolution of excercies, group work in case studies

Assessment methods

Oral presentation

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No
Others Meetings with teacher upon appointment establihsed by email

Resources

Bibliography

Electrochemsitry theory: D. Landolt, Corrosion and Surface Chemistry of Metals, CRC/EPFL Press 2007

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Copy of slides available fromt eh website

Websites

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15CM011    
15-16    
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German