529-0507-00L  Hands-on Electrochemistry for Energy Storage and Conversion Applications

SemesterSpring Semester 2023
LecturersL. Gubler, E. Fabbri, J. Herranz Salañer, S. Trabesinger
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentPrerequisites: previous attendance of at least one of the following courses is mandatory:
- 529-0659-00L Electrochemistry: Fundamentals, Cells & Applications
- 529-0440-00L Physical Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis
- 529-0191-01L Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies
- 151-0234-00L Electrochemical Energy Systems



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
529-0507-00 PHands-on Electrochemistry for Energy Storage and Conversion Applications
10 days block course.
05.06.-16.06.23 (except 08.06.23): PSI
19.06.23: Room tba (ETHZ)
80s hrs
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L. Gubler, E. Fabbri, J. Herranz Salañer, S. Trabesinger

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course will provide the students with hands-on laboratory experience in the field of electrochemistry, specifically within the context of energy related applications (i.e., Li-ion and redox flow batteries, fuel cells and electrolyzers).
ObjectiveSolidify the students’ theoretical knowledge of electrochemistry; apply these concepts in the context of energy-related applications; get the students acquainted with different electrochemical techniques, as well as with application-relevant materials and preparation methods.
ContentDay 1: Course introduction, electrochemistry refresher
Day 2: Rotating disk electrode (RDE) studies
Days 3 - 8: 3 x 2-day blocks of laboratory work (rotating assignments):
- Lithium-ion batteries
- Redox flow batteries
- Polymer electrolyte fuel cells
Day 9: finalize data processing, prepare for oral presentation and exam
Day 10 (at ETH): presentations and exam
Lecture notes- The course material will be prepared and provided by the lecturers.
- Students should bring their own laptop
- Origin will be used for data treatment demonstration
LiteratureReferences to academic publications of specific relevance to the experiments to be performed will be included within the courses’ script
Prerequisites / Notice- Course language is english.
- The course will take place at the Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen PSI (Link).
- The number of participants is limited to 15 (Master level students have priority over PhD students).
- Students are encouraged to bring their own protective gear for the work in the lab (lab coat, safety goggles). If needed, this can also be provided, please contact the organizers in advance.
- Participants need to be insured (health / accident insurance).
- On-site accommodation at the PSI guesthouse (Link) is possible and will be arranged.

Admittance criterion: previous attendance of at least one of the following courses is mandatory:
- 529-0659-00L Electrochemistry: Fundamentals, Cells & Applications
- 529-0440-00L Physical Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis
- 529-0191-01L Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies
- 151-0234-00L Electrochemical Energy Systems

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersL. Gubler, E. Fabbri, J. Herranz Salañer, S. Trabesinger
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examination1h written exam on topics of the course + oral presentation (see below)

Grouped in teams of 2-4 persons, the students will deliver an oral presentation (0.5 h) on an assigned topic of the course.

Allowed material for the exam: lecture materials (slides, handouts, annotations)

Learning materials

 
Learning environmentCourse information and learning material
Only public learning materials are listed.

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

Places15 at the most
Waiting listuntil 19.05.2023
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 26.02.2023

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Chemistry MasterChemical Aspects of EnergyWInformation
Chemical and Bioengineering MasterEnvironment and EnergyWInformation
Energy Science and Technology MasterEnergy Flows and ProcessesWInformation