CH-724 / 2 crédits

Enseignant: Vlachopoulos Nikolaos

Langue: Anglais

Remark: From 1st March until 30th May 2021


Frequency

Only this year

Summary

The course presents, with emphasis to fundamental physicochemical principles, the basic principles of electrochemical thermodynamics and physical and chemical kinetics as applied to electrochemical conversion systems: batteries, fuel and biofuel cells, electrolysers, and photoelectrochemical cells.

Content

Keywords

Electrochemical cells, photoelectrochemical cells, electrochemical thermodynamics, electrochemical kinetics, overvoltage, solar energy conversion and storage, migration, double layer.

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

General undergraduate chemistry and physics for scientists and engineers.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Take into consideration the concept of electrochemical potential
  • Apply al cell voltage as the sum of the voltages in all interfaces comprising the electrochemical cell.

Assessment methods

2021 : WRITTEN TAKE-HOME FINAL EXAM (REPORT) report

Resources

Bibliography

BASIC TEXTBOOKS

1)  Koryta J., Dvorak J., Kavan, L., Principles of Electrochemistry, Second Edition, Wiley, 1993.

2)  Bagotsky, V.S., Fundamentals of Electrochemistry, 2nd Ed., Wiley, 2005.

SUPPORTING REFERENCES

1)     Bagotsky, V.S., Skundin A., Volfkovich Y. M., Electrochemical Power Sources, Batteries, Fuel Cells,  and Supercapacitors, Wiley, 2015.

2)   Girault H., Analytical and Physical Electrochemistry, EPFL Press, 2004.

3)   Grimes C.A., Varghese O.K., Ranjan S., Light,Water, Hydrogen: The Solar Generation of  Hydrogen  by Photoelectrolysis, Springer, 2008.

4)   Lefrou C., Fabry P., Poignet J.-C., Electrochemistry, the Basics, with Examples, Springer 2012.

5)   Memming, R., Semiconductor Electrochemistry, 2nd Ed., Wiley, 2015.

6)   Oldham K.B., Myland J.C., Bond A.M., Electrochemical Science and Technology, Wiley, 2012.

7)  Sharon M., An Introduction to the Physics and Electrochemistry of Semiconductors, Wiley, 2016.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

  • Nombre de places: 30
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Electrochemistry of metals and semiconductors
  • Cours: 28 Heure(s)

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