Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 1 hour / session, 3 sessions / week
10.50 Analysis of Transport Phenomena
This course introduces principles and mathematical models of electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Students study equivalent circuits, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, transport phenomena, electrostatics, porous media, and phase transformations. In addition, this course includes applications to batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and electrokinetics.
Required readings will include selected lecture notes from previous semesters of the course, as well as research articles, and chapters from the following textbooks:
Newman, John, and Karen E. Thomas-Alyea. Electrochemical Systems. 3rd ed. Wiley-Interscience, 2004. ISBN: 9780471477563. [Preview with Google Books]
Bard, Allen J., and Larry R. Faulkner. Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications. 2nd ed. Wiley, 2000. ISBN: 9780471043720.
O' Hayre, Ryan, Suk-Won Cha, et al. Fuel Cell Fundamentals. 2nd ed. Wiley, 2009. ISBN: 9780470258439.
Huggins, Robert A. Advanced Batteries: Materials Science Aspects. Springer, 2008. ISBN: 9780387764238. [Preview with Google Books]
|Take-home midterm exam||30%|
|Open-book final exam||30%|