In the field of electrochemistry, charge transfer and materials diffusion are very important. In addition, electrochemistry has strong relation with thermodynamics and photochemistry. This course introduces and explains the electrochemistry by considering its relation with basic materials science and applied materials engineering. This course also explains applied measurement of electrical engineering of materials.
At the end of this course, students will be able to understand electrochemical phenomena, electrochemical reaction and their evaluation on materials, and applications of electrochemistry.
electrochemistry, thermodynamics, standard electrode potential, diffusion, voltammetry, interface, electrolyte, battery, photochemistry
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Explain a basic and advanced aspect of electrochemistry. Mini-test, midterm test, and final exam will be held.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction of electrochemistry||Explain the importance of electrochemistry by introducing electrochemical phenomena and applications.|
|Class 2||Energy and equilibrium||Explain energy and equilibrium on the basis of thermodynamics.|
|Class 3||Potential of chemical reaction||Explain the relationship between chemical reaction and potential generation.|
|Class 4||Standard electrode||Explain the concept of standard electrodes.|
|Class 5||Nernst's equation||Explain Nernst's equation and its applications.|
|Class 6||Dynamics in electron transport||Explain electron transport at the interface of electrode.|
|Class 7||Midterm exam||Conduct midterm exam for former part of this lecture.|
|Class 8||Diffusion equation and voltammetry||Study of the diffusion equation and voltammetry.|
|Class 9||Measurement method using voltammetry||Study of the measurement method using voltammetry|
|Class 10||Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy||Study about liquid electrolyte.|
|Class 11||Electrolyte||Study about solid electrolyte.|
|Class 12||Electrochemical cell||Study about both basic and frontier electrochemical cell.|
|Class 13||Photon, and the electrochemistry||Study of the relationship between photon and electrochemistry.|
|Class 15||final exam||final exam|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Handout or uploaded on website by instructor
Physical Chemistry (Atkins)
Students will be assessed on their understanding of basic electrochemistry, evaluation, and applications.
Students’ course scores are based on midterm exam (50%) and final exams (50%).
Students must have successfully completed Thermodynamics of Materials or have equivalent knowledge.