Interfacial electrochemistry - NEVF167
Title in English: Elektrochemie povrchů a rozhraní
Guaranteed by: Department of Surface and Plasma Science (32-KFPP)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2018 to 2019
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Mgr. Ivan Khalakhan, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Vladimír Matolín, DrSc.
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Annotation -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Jiří Pavlů, Ph.D. (15.05.2018)
The course deals with basic theory and application of electrochemistry. It focuses on students who use electrochemical methods in their research. The course begins with the general basics of electrochemistry. It then covers the theoretical fundamentals that form the basis of all the major electrochemical techniques and electroanalytical methods that are described in detail. The aim of the lecture is to acquire basic knowledge in order to enable students to understand, analyze and independently solve problems related to electrochemical processes.
Literature -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Jiří Pavlů, Ph.D. (15.05.2018)

1. C.H. Hamann, A. Hamnett, W. Vielstich, Electrochemistry, Wiley 2007

2. V.S. Bagotsky, Fundamentals of Electrochemistry (2nd Edition) Wiley 2006

3. W. Schnickler, E. Santos, Interfacial electrochemistry (2nd Edition), Springer 2010

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Jiří Pavlů, Ph.D. (15.05.2018)

1. Introduction to electrochemistry.

  • Basic concepts of electrochemistry. Electrochemical potential - surface potential, three-electrode setup.

2. Thermodynamics of electrochemical reactions.

  • Potential. Nernst's equation.

3. Electrode-electrolyte interface, electrochemical double layer, adsorption on electrode.

4. Kinetics of electrochemical reactions.

  • Overview of processes at electrode. Butler-Volmer and Tafel equations.

5. Reaction of hydrogen and electrocatalytic reaction.

6. Hydrogen desorption, reaction mechanism.

  • Volcano graph, hydrogen release on Pt (111), electrocatalysis on metal electrodes.

7. Deposition and dissolution of metals

  • Influence of morphology, surface diffusion, nucleation, 2D layer growth, dissolution.

8. Electrochemical surface processes.

9. Experimental methods of investigation of processes kinetics on electrodes.

  • Charge transfer, Chronoamperometry, cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

10. Electrochemistry for energy applications.

  • Fuel cells, electrolyzers and batteries.

11. Applications of electrochemistry in scientific research. Combination of electrochemistry and surface physics.