MT8301 - Carbon Materials Technology
The course is given each year, next time will be spring 2016. Carbon materials used industrially will be treated with emphasis on fundamental principles and properties that have given carbon its broad industrial application. Lectures will cover raw materials, the carbonization process, graphitization, characterization of carbon materials, oxidation processes, carbon electrodes in metallurgical and electrometallurgical industry, active carbon, carbon black, intercalation compounds, fullerenes, and graphen. Lectures will also cover areas of carbon science and technology that more recently have resulted in great scientific activity, like the use of carbon as electrode material in Li-ion batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells.
The course will provide an introduction to carbon science, technology and materials. The most important fundamental principles will be covered in more depth. From an engineering point of view it will be shown how the choice of raw materials and processing parameters can tailor carbon materials to given specifications within a wide property and application range. The main focus will be carbon as electrode material for various electrochemical processes.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and compulsory exercises. Towards the end of the semester each student has to present a 30 min colloquium within a narrow part of the curriculum. The presentation will be evaluated and marked. The course is taught in English. If the teaching is given in English the Examination papers can be given in English only. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.
- Colloqium on selected topic
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.
Recommended previous knowledge
MSc or similar.
Literature: Selected parts from published books and articles from publications.
Examination arrangement: Written examination/Report
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