SES # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
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I. Introduction | ||
1 | Syllabus, overview | |
2 | Basic physics of galvanic cells, Electrochemical energy conversion | |
3 | Electrochemical energy storage | |
II. Circuit Models | ||
4 | Equivalent circuit dynamics | |
5 | Impedance I | |
6 | Impedance II | Problem set 1 due |
7 | Impedance III | |
III. Thermodynamics | ||
8 | Statistical thermodynamics, regular solution model | |
9 | Nernst equation, open circuit voltage | |
10 | Fuel cells and batteries | |
11 | Pourbaix diagram | |
12 | Metal acid batteries, Lemon battery demo | Problem set 2 due |
13 | Li-ion batteries, pseudocapacitance | |
14 | Ideal solution model, linear sweep voltammetry | |
15 | Regular solution model, phase separation | |
IV. Kinetics | ||
16 | Reactions in concentrated solutions | |
17 | Faradaic reactions | |
18 | Butler-Volmer equation | |
19 | Electrocatalysis | Problem set 3 due |
20 | Electrochemical phase transformations–constant voltage | |
21 | Electrochemical phase transformations–constant current | |
22 | Homogeneous charge transfer | Midterm Exam due |
23 | Heterogeneous charge transfer | |
24 | Charge transfer at metal electrodes | |
V. Transport Phenomena | ||
25 | Concentration polarization | |
26 | Transient diffusion | |
27 | Warburg impedance | |
28 | Forced convection I | Problem set 4 due |
29 | Forced convection II | |
30 | Forced convection III | |
31 | Transport in solids | |
32 | Concentrated solutions, bulk electrolytes | |
33 | Homogeneous reaction-diffusion | Problem set 5 due |
34 | Ion concentration polarization | |
35 | Double layers, supercapacitors | |
36 | Transport in porous media | |
37 | Scaling analysis of energy storage | |
38 | Porous electrodes (overview) |
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