2016 Advanced Electrochemistry II

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Graduate major in Energy Science and Engineering
Kanno Ryoji  Kitamura Fusao  Hirayama Masaaki 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on the electrochemical theory required to understand the operation of power devices such as batteries and fuel cells, and analytical devices such as chemical sensors. Topics include varous ac/dc electrochemical techniques, materials used for the construction of electrochemical devices, theory and analytical methods of power strage batteries as well as fuel cells. By combining lectures and exercises, the course enables students to understand and acquire the fundamentals of electrochemical concepts widely applicable to above mentioned devises.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will able to:
1) Explain electrochemical reactions and analytical techniques applied to power strage devices and chemical sensors.
2) Explain the features and applications of each electrochemical device.
3) Explain chemical structure and phisicochemical properties of materials used for electrochemical devices.


electrochemistry, electrochemical measurements, storage batteries, fuel cells, sensors

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Individual topics will be lectured. Towards the end of class, if needed, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve. To prepare for class, students should read the course schedule section and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to advanced electrochemistry II Acquir knowledge about the concepts of electrochemistry, the application of electrochemical technologies for energy devices and chemical sensors.
Class 2 Thchniques based on ac signals Explain electrochemical techniques using ac signals.
Class 3 Thchniques based on dc signals Explain electrochemical techniques using dc signals.
Class 4 Electrochemical devices and materials Explain the roles and operation principles of various electrochemical devices.
Class 5 Power strage batteries - theory and analysis - Explain the power generation principle of storage batteries and analytical methods for performance evaluation.
Class 6 Materials for batteries Explain the advanced materials used for the construction of storage batteries.
Class 7 Fuel cells - theory and analysis - Explain the power generation principle of fuel cells and analytical methods for performance evaluation.
Class 8 Electrochemical sensors -theory, analysis and materials - Explain the operation principle of electrochemical sensors and constituent materials.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Keith Oldham, Jan Myland, Alan Bond, Electrochemical Science and Technology: Fundamentals and Applications, Wiley (2011), ISBN: 978-0-470-71085-2

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge will be assessed from quizes or reports (50%) and examination (50%).

Related courses

  • ENR.H403 : Advanced Electrochemistry I
  • ENR.H411 : Topics in Applied Electrochemistry

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