MT8110 - Electrochemical Methods


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

The course is offered every alternate year, next time in the autumn term of 2024. The course offers an advanced treatment of selected topics in electrochemistry with an emphasis on electrode processes and experimental and theoretical methods for investigating these. The course consists of a general part and two specialization parts. The general part includs: Electrical double layers,surface tension and electrocapillarity. Kinetics of multistep charge-transfer reactions. Mass transfer. Electrochemical methods: Voltammetry, chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry, electrochemical impedance I. In the specialization part the students select (individually) two of the following specialization topics: 1. Semiconductor, nano and photoelectrochemistry 2. Electrocatalysis 3. Spectroelectrochemistry and scanning-probe methods 4. Electrochemical quartz balances 5. Electrochemical impedance II 6. Nucleation and electrocrystallization 7. Mathematical modelling of electrochemical systems

Learning outcome

The candidate understands at an advanced level the basic principles underpinning modern electrochemical methods for studies of electrode processes. The candidate is able to choose and interpret the results of experimental and theoretical methods for determining mechanisms of electrode processes and obtaining associated relevant information. The candidate is able to read and understand the contents of recent publications related to the use of electrochemical methods.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and discussion groups depending on the number of students. Laboratory demonstration experiments. Demonstration of relevant computer codes. Voluntary exercises. Work load ca. 200 hours during the semester.

Course materials

The course is based on sources such asR. Greef et al.: "Instrumental Methods in Electrochemistry", Ellis Horwood, New York,1990. ISBN 0-13-472093-8.J.O’M. Bockris and A K N Reddy: Modern Electrochemistry Vol II, New York 2000.A.J. Bard and L.R. Faulkner: Electrochemical Methods - Fundamentals and Applications J. Wiley. New York, 1980.J. S. Newman, "Electrochemical Systems", 2. ed., Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (1992).The students may be referred to additional sources during the course as needed.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Electrochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Technological subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


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