CQU7006 – ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND INTERFACES

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LEVEL: Master and Doctorate

CREDITS: 4

MAIN TOPICS:

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics. Ionic electrochemistry. The double electric layer. Mass transport. Kinetics of electrochemical reactions on the electrode surface. Electrochemical instrumentation and techniques. Solid state electrochemistry. Modified electrodes. Synthesis and characterization of electroactive materials at the micro and nanoscopic scale. “In situ” electrochemical techniques. High performance electrochemical devices: sensors and biosensors, batteries and capacitors, electrochromic electrodes and solar cells.

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE:

BARD, A. J.; FAULKNER, L. R. Electrochemical methods: fundamentals and applications. 2nd ed. New York: John Willey & Sons, 2001.

CROW, D. R. Principles and applications of electrochemistry. 4th ed. London: Blackie, 1994.

BRETT C. M. A.; BRETT, A. M. O. Electrochemistry: principles, methods and applications. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.

BOCKRIS, J. O. M.; KHAN, S. U. M. Surface electrochemistry: a molecular level approach. New York: Plenum Press, 1993.

IZUTSU, K. Electrochemistry in nonaqueous solutions. 2nd ed. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2009.

IZUTSU, K. Electrochemistry in nonaqueous solutions, v. 38. New York: Springer, 2004.

Papers published in Chem. Rev. 108 (7), Jul. 2008.

DUBAL, D. P. AYYAD, O.; GÓMEZ-ROMERO, P. Hybrid energy storage: the merging of battery and supercapacitor chemistries. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 1777.