Thomas Schmidt: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019
|Name||Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt|
Inst. Mol. Phys. Wiss.
ETH Zürich, HCI G 215
|Telephone||+41 44 632 22 64|
|Department||Chemistry and Applied Biosciences|
|529-0135-00L||Cook and Look: Watching Functional Materials in Situ||3 credits||3G||M. Nachtegaal, D. Ferri, O. Safonova, T. Schmidt|
|Abstract||Hands-on course on in situ spectroscopies (x-ray, infrared, Raman) and x-ray diffraction for understanding the structure of functional materials.|
|Objective||Thorough understanding of available state-of-the-art spectroscopies for the characterization of the structure of functional materials under in situ conditions. |
Problem solving strategies and reporting in a scientific format.
To learn the basics of spectroscopic data analysis.
|Content||This course will introduce state-of-the art synchrotron techniques (x-ray absorption and emission spectroscopies, x-ray diffraction) as well as complementary infrared and Raman spectroscopies for the characterization of functional materials, such as catalysts, under operating (in situ) conditions. On the ‘cook’ days, each technique will be introduced by a lecture, after which samples will be ‘cooked’ (sample preparation, building in situ setup, and measurement). This will be followed by a ‘look’ day where the collected data will be analyzed. Principles of x-ray data treatment, including Fourier transformation, will be introduced.|
|Lecture notes||A course manual with in depth background information will be distributed before the course.|
|Literature||Will be suggested in the course manual and made available during the course.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The course will take place at the Swiss Light Source, at the Paul Scherrer Institut. Students will be housed for several nights in the guest house. You are required to contact the organizers upon registration since beamtime and housing has to be reserved well in advance.|
|529-0191-01L||Renewable Energy Technologies II, Energy Storage and Conversion|
The lectures Renewable Energy Technologies I (529-0193-00L) and Renewable Energy Technologies II (529-0191-01L) can be taken independently from one another.
|4 credits||3G||T. Schmidt, L. Gubler|
|Abstract||Global & Swiss energy system. Storage: Pumped water, flywheels, compressed air. Hydrogen as energy carrier; electrolysis; power-to-gas. Fuel cells: from fundamentals to systems; Fuel cell vehicles; electrochemical storage in batteries. supercapacitors and redox flow cells; electromobility. The main focus of the lecture will be on electrochemical energy conversion and storage.|
|Objective||Students will recognize the importance of energy storage in an industrial energy system, specifically in the context of a future system based on renewable sources. The efficient generation of electricity from hydrogen in fuel cells, and the efficient energy storage in batteries and supercapacitors will be introduced. Students will get a detailed insight into electrochemical energy conversion and storage, which will play an important role in future energy systems.|
|Literature||- Tester, J.W., Drake, E.M., Golay, M.W., Driscoll, M.J., Peters, W.A.: Sustainable Energy - Choosing Among Options (MIT Press, 2005).|
- C.H. Hamann, A. Hamnett, W. Vielstich; Electrochemistry, Wiley-VCH (2007).
- K. Krischer, K. Schönleber: Physiccs of Energy Conversion, De Gruyter (2015)
- R. Schlögl, Chemical Energy Storage, De Gruyter (2013)
|Prerequisites / Notice||Please note that this is a 3 hours/week lecture including exercises, i.e., exercises will be included and are not separated. It is therefore highly recommended to attend the full 3 hours every week. |
Participating students are required to have basic knowlegde of chemistry and thermodynamics.
|529-0440-00L||Physical Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis||6 credits||3G||T. Schmidt|
|Abstract||Fundamentals of electrochemistry, electrochemical electron transfer, electrochemical processes, electrochemical kinetics, electrocatalysis, surface electrochemistry, electrochemical energy conversion processes and introduction into the technologies (e.g., fuel cell, electrolysis), electrochemical methods (e.g., voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy), mass transport.|
|Objective||Providing an overview and in-depth understanding of Fundamentals of electrochemistry, electrochemical electron transfer, electrochemical processes, electrochemical kinetics, electrocatalysis, surface electrochemistry, electrochemical energy conversion processes (fuel cell, electrolysis), electrochemical methods and mass transport during electrochemical reactions. The students will learn about the importance of electrochemical kinetics and its relation to industrial electrochemical processes and in the energy seactor.|
|Content||Review of electrochemical thermodynamics, description electrochemical kinetics, Butler-Volmer equation, Tafel kinetics, simple electrochemical reactions, electron transfer, Marcus Theory, fundamentals of electrocatalysis, elementary reaction processes, rate-determining steps in electrochemical reactions, practical examples and applications specifically for electrochemical energy conversion processes, introduction to electrochemical methods, mass transport in electrochemical systems. Introduction to fuel cells and electrolysis|
|Lecture notes||Will be handed out during the Semester|
|Literature||Physical Electrochemistry, E. Gileadi, Wiley VCH|
Electrochemical Methods, A. Bard/L. Faulkner, Wiley-VCH
Modern Electrochemistry 2A - Fundamentals of Electrodics, J. Bockris, A. Reddy, M. Gamboa-Aldeco, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
|529-0499-00L||Physical Chemistry||1 credit||1K||B. H. Meier, M. Ernst, P. H. Hünenberger, G. Jeschke, F. Merkt, M. Reiher, J. Richardson, R. Riek, S. Riniker, T. Schmidt, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner|
|Abstract||Seminar series covering current developments in Physical Chemistry|