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Course unit
SCO2045513, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1174, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ELECTROCHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge CHRISTIAN DURANTE CHIM/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 15/01/2018 30/11/2020 DURANTE CHRISTIAN (Presidente)
GENNARO ARMANDO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of general chemistry (General and inorganic Chemistry),thermodynamics (Physical Chemistry).
-ionic and electronic concuction
-acid base properties
-thermodinamic quantities
-chemical kinetics and kinetic theories
-atomic and molecular orbitals, band theory
-properties of polymers, metals and gases
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at giving the knowledge of the basis of electrochemistry, in particular the electron transfer process and the most used electrochemical techniques of characterization of electrodic materials (voltammetric techniques, electrochemical microscopy and impedance spectroscopy). The use of electrodic materials in electrochemical apparatus for energy production (fuel cell, batteries, supercapacitors) and/or sensors will be the goal of the course.
Examination methods: Oral examination generally based on three topics:
-electrochemical kinetic theory
-electrochemical techniques/ electrodeposition techniques
-energy conversion and storage devices/ properties of electrodic materials
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the student's preparation will be based on its understanding of arguments in class and the ability to describe the principal applications of innovative materials.
Course unit contents: 1. Electric conductors: electronic conductors; ionic conductors. Innovative materials for electrochemical applications.
2. Electrode; electrification of interphase, electrodic potential, different types of electrodes.
3. Kinetic of an electrochemical process, electron transfer and the Butler-Volmer theory; mass transport, diffusion.
4. Voltammetric techniques; linear and cyclic voltammetry at stationary electrode; rotating disc electrode.
5. Basis of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy; equivalent circuits; Nyquist's and Bode's plots.
6. Electrochemical scanning microscopy.
7. Electrochemical energetics: batteries and fuel cells.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Direct teaching in the class. It will be organized a visit in the labs of the Electrochemical Group to see the chief electrochemical techniques and the characterization of electrodic materials. Experts from industries are invited for seminars and deepening specific hot topics
Additional notes about suggested reading: Handouts of the lectures will be provided by the teacher.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • J.O’M. Bockris, A.K.N. Reddy,, Modern Electrochemistry Vol. 1, 2A e 2B. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press, 1998. Testo di consultazione Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bard, Allen J.; Faulkner, Larry R., Electrochemical Methods, Fundamentals and applications; 2nd edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo