227-0619-00L  Charge Transport in Energy Conversion and Storage Devices

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersC. Battaglia, A. Senocrate
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
227-0619-00 VCharge Transport in Energy Conversion and Storage Devices2 hrs
Fri10:15-12:00ML E 12 »
C. Battaglia
227-0619-00 UCharge Transport in Energy Conversion and Storage Devices2 hrs
Fri12:15-14:00ML E 12 »
C. Battaglia, A. Senocrate

Catalogue data

AbstractThe students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of charge transport in solar cells, batteries, and electrolysers. Emphasizing analogies between semiconductor physics and electrochemistry, this course is designed to provide a unified modern perspective of energy conversion and storage concepts for students in electrical engineering, materials science, physics, and chemistry.
ObjectiveBy the end of this course, the students will (1) understand the fundamentals of electronic and ionic charge transport, (2) understand the operational principles of solar cells, batteries, and electrolysers, and (3) understand fundamental limits for each device type. In addition, the students will learn how to simulate these devices during guided exercise sessions and develop an intuitive understanding on how to interpret the most important device characteristics.
LiteratureP. Würfel, Physics of Solar Cells: From Principles to New Concepts, DOI:10.1002/9783527618545
J. Newman, Electrochemical Systems, ISBN 978-1-119-51460-2
R. Huggins, Advanced Batteries, DOI:10.1007/9780387764245
Prerequisites / NoticeBe motivated to change the world to renewable energies! Elements of calculus will be reviewed at the beginning of the course, but we leave the hard work of solving coupled differential charge transport equations to the computer and focus on developing a strong intuition. Prior knowledge in semiconductor physics or electrochemistry is an advantage, but not a prerequisite. Students are required to bring a windows-compatible computer with a common data analysis software to the exercises. Apps for simulating devices under different operating conditions will be made available to the students. A visit to a solar cell or battery fab will be organized during the semester if the epidemiological situation permits.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersC. Battaglia, A. Senocrate
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aidsNone
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

 
Main linkLecture notes and exercises
RecordingVideos of lecture
Only public learning materials are listed.

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology MasterRecommended SubjectsWInformation
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology MasterSpecialisation CoursesWInformation
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology MasterRecommended SubjectsWInformation
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology MasterSpecialisation CoursesWInformation
Materials Science MasterElective CoursesWInformation