ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES

Second cycle degree in ELECTRICAL ENERGY ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: VITO DI NOTO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Examination methods: Oral
Course unit contents: Part I. Primary and secondary batteries: materials, methods and devices
• Solid Electrolytes: Synthesis and properties.
• Conventional and innovative electrode materials: synthesis and properties.
• Structural and morphological characterization techniques
• Electrochemical characterization.
• Devices and figures of merit.
• Primary batteries: materials, devices and electrochemical processes.
• Secondary batteries: materials, devices and electrochemical processes.

Part II. Fuel cells and electrolysers
• Fuel cells: types and characteristics.
• Electrolysers: types and characteristics.
• Devices and figures of merit.
1. Electrolytes.
2. Electrocatalysts.
3. Structural and morphological characterization of materials.
4. Electrochemical and electrical characterization.
5. Membrane-electrode assembly (MEA).
6. Single cells and stacks.

Part III. Supercapacitors: Materials, methods and devices
• Electrolytes: Synthesis and properties.
• Conventional and innovative electrode materials: synthesis and properties.
• Techniques for electrochemical characterization.
• Devices and figures of merit.