2017 Advanced Solid-state Electrochemistry II

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Hitosugi Taro 
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the course] Solid-state electrochemical devices play a crucial role in the society. The contribution of the devices ranges from semiconductor to energy devices. The core of the lecture lies in the understandings of the response of electrons and ions under an electric field.

[Aim of the course] Solid-state electrochemistry is a very practical and evolving subject. This lecture is on the fundamentals of physics and chemistry of solid-state electrochemical devices, as well as the mechanism of semiconductor and energy devices.

Student learning outcomes

1) Understand solids both from chemistry and physics point of view.
2) Explain the working principles and the prospects of semiconductor and energy devices.


energy band, electronic conduction, ionic conduction, solid electrolytes, superionic conductors, superconductors, light emission, interactions between solids and light, nano effects, quantum well, semiconductor devices, energy devices

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This course will proceed in the following order:
(1) Ionic conduction in bulk, surfaces and interfaces, (2) nano effects, and (3) working principles of energy devices.
In the last class, exercises and explanation of the answers will be given to assess the understandings.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Solid-state batteries and solid-state-ionic devices 1 Explain the mechanism and properties of solid-state batteries.
Class 2 Solid-state batteries and solid-state-ionic devices 2 Explain the mechanism of solid-state-ionic devices.
Class 3 Surface chemistry and catalytic activities Explain the surface chemistry from an atomistic point of view.
Class 4 Nano-materials chemistry Explain the origin of nano effects.
Class 5 Superconductivity for energy applications Explain the physics and chemistry of superconductors for energy applications.
Class 6 Energy devices related to solid-state electrochemistry Explain the properties of thermoelectric and other energy-related devices.
Class 7 Solve exercises to deepen the understandings Solve exercises to deepen the understandings.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

P. G. Bruce, Solid State Electrochemistry, ISBN-10: 0521599490
A. R. West, Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, ISBN-10: 1119942942
C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, ISBN-10: 047141526X
S. M. Sze, Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology, ISBN-10: 0470873671
P. Atkins, J. De Paula, Atkins' Physical Chemistry, ISBN-10: 019969740X

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their achievements of final examinations (90%) and exercises (10%).

Related courses

  • CAP.A443 : Advanced Solid-state Electrochemistry I
  • CAP.A461 : Advanced Solid State Chemistry I
  • CAP.A462 : Advanced Solid State Chemistry II
  • CAP.A441 : Advanced Electrochemistry I
  • CAP.A442 : Advanced Electrochemistry II
  • CAP.A401 : Scope of Chemical Science and Engineering IA
  • CAP.A402 : Scope of Chemical Science and Engineering IIA

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses (Advanced solid-state electrochemistry I (CAP.A443)) is desirable.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Taro Hitosugi hitosugi.t.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp

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Please contact me by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.


The students are encouraged to study this course and the Advanced Solid State Chemistry II (2Q; CAP.A462) to deepen the understandings on solid-state electrochemistry.

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