[Summary of the course] In this course, we will deal with the basic handling of Nernst equilibrium and kinetic equations, and then explain the application in various fields such as development of new functional materials and high-performance batteries.
[Aim of the course] Electrochemistry implies specific chemical reactions accompanying the change in energy states between electrical energy and chemical energy. This technology has been applied in the development of a variety of devices, including batteries, capacitors and chemical sensors as well as in industrial electrolytic processes. In order to understand interfacial electrochemical phenomena that support the foundation of electrochemistry, it is indispensable to introduce equilibrium theory concepts based on thermodynamics, and to analyze the relationship between current and voltage based on reaction kinetics.
By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the basis of the equilibrium theory and kinetic handling that are required to analyze electrochemical reactions, and discuss the quantitative relationship between chemical and electrical energy conversion at the interface. Furthermore students will become familiar with foundations of measuring methods serving for the analysis of interfacial reactions, and their application to the development of actual devices and materials.
basic knowledge concerning electrochemical reactions, materials for electrochemical devices, rechargeable batteries, fuel cells
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lectures will be given on individual topics. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to electrochemistry，Electron conductors and ionic conductors||Explain the concepts and applications of electrochemistry. Explain basic knowledge concerning electrochemical reactions|
|Class 2||Basics of thermodynamics for electrochemistry||Describe electrochemical equilibrium based on thermodynamics treatment|
|Class 3||Thermodynamic treatment of electrode reactions||Calculate standard electrode potentials with the Nernst equation|
|Class 4||Electrode kinetics, electrochemical measurements||Explain the factors that determine electrode reaction rates|
|Class 5||Materials for electrochemical energy conversion/storage||Explain the electrochemical devices from the point of view of material design|
|Class 6||Electrochemistry and materials for rechargeable batteries||Explain reaction principle and material design of rechargeable batteries|
|Class 7||Electrochemistry and materials for fuel cells||Explain reaction principle and material design of fuel cells|
|Class 8||Practice problems and interpretation for confirming the level of understanding||Solve practice problems by understanding of the above all lectures.|
Electrochemical Science and Technology: Fundamentals and Applications（Wiley）
Students' knowledge of crystal structure and its characterization, solid solution, and materials synthesis and their ability to apply them to problems will be assessed from reports (50%) and final exam (50%).