Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Colloidal synthesis of nanoparticles and their energy applications

ChE-604

Lecturer(s) :

Buonsanti Raffaella
Loiudice Anna

Language:

English

Frequency

Every year

Remarque

Next time: December 2017

Summary

This course aims at giving an overview on the synthesis of nanoparticles, with more focus on colloidal chemistry, and their implementation into devices for energy applications (batteries, solar cells, artificial photosynthesis, light emitting diodes, electrochromic windows).

Content

General properties of nanoparticles and characterization tools

Introduction to different synthetic approaches to nanoparticles

Colloidal synthesis

Classical Nucleation Theory for homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation

Control on size, shape and composition of nanoparticles

General intro to implementation of nanoparticles into devices

Application of nanoparticles in photoelectrochemical cells 

Application of nanoparticles for CO2 reduction (electrochemical and thermochemical)

Application of nanoparticles in batteries

Application of nanoparticles in electrochromic windows

Application of nanoparticles in solar cells

Application of nanoparticles in light emitting diode

The basic working principles and figure of merit for each energy device will be described.

 

 

 

Note

Next time: December 2017

Keywords

Assessment methods

Oral presentation

Resources

Bibliography

Course note and journal papers will be provided during the course.

In the programs

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Spring semester
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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German