Electrodeposition is a technique to decorate materials on surfaces of another material (could be the same material) through electrochemical reactions. Fundamentals of electrochemistry, such as thermodynamics, reaction kinetics and mass transfer are topics in this class. Chronopotentiometry and chronoamperometry are common electrochemical techniques, which will be included. Examples on research and application of electrodeposition will also be introduced.
Fundamentals of electrochemistry and practical knowledge on electrodeposition.
Electrochemistry, Thermodynamics, Reaction Kinetics, Mass Transfer, Chronopotentiometry, Chronoamperometry, Electrodeposition
|✔ Specialist skills
|Critical thinking skills
|✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills
The class will be mostly on lectures, and practice questions will be given in class to ensure a better understanding of the lecture content. Interactions, such as questions or comments, are encouraged. Also, the attendant will be part of the grading.
|-Electrochemical system -Faradays Law
|Nernst equation Reversibility
|Electrode potential Bulter-Volmer model
|Migration Diffusion Fick's Law
|Controlled Current & Controlled Potential
|Chronopotentiometry Basic Potential Step
|Linear Sweep Voltammetry, LSV Cyclic Voltammetry, CV
|Electrodeposition Electroless Deposition Cathodic Deposition
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.
Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications by Allen J. Bard, Larry R. Faulkner
Attendance: 56% (8% × 7 classes)
Class Engagement: 10%