Electrochemistry for Materials Engineering - AM106010
Title: Electrochemistry for Materials Engineering
Guaranteed by: Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering (106)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Fojt Jaroslav doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Examination dates   Schedule   
The course enhances the knowledge in the area of electrochemistry obtained in bachelor study. In the first part of the course, attention is focused on the description of electrical signal transmission in conductors, individual types of semiconductors and electrolytes. Considerable attention is paid to the description of the phase boundary between above-mentioned materials and ion-conducting electrolytes. The following section discusses in detail the charge transfer via the phase interface and the kinetics of charge-driven reactions. This basic model is subsequently supplemented by the effects of transport phenomena. Theoretical knowledge and description of the systems are subsequently used in the discussion of the mechanism of corrosion reactions and their influencing. At the end students are acquainted with measuring techniques used in electrochemistry and corrosion engineering and practical applications of acquired knowledge.
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Aim of the course

Students will be able to:

describe phase boundary metal – electrolyte

understand the principles of corrosion processes

understand the principles of experimental corrosion techniques and their limitations.

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Bard A.J., Faulkner L.R., Electrochemical Methods., John Wiley and Sons., NY 2000,

Jones D.A., Principles and prevention of corrosion., Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River 1996

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1. Conductivity of metals and semiconductors

2. Characteristics of liquids, conductivity

3. Metal/electrolyte phase boundary

4. Semiconductor/electrolyte phase boundary

5. Description of metal-water interaction, E-pH diagrams

6. Kinetics of electrochemical reactions - charge transfer I

7. Kinetics of electrochemical reactions - charge transfer II

8. Kinetics of electrochemical reactions - mass transfer, diffusion

9. Theory of corrosion processes I

10. Theory of corrosion processes II

11. Experimental methods based on DC signal

12. Experimental methods based on AC signal

13. Experimental methods based on AC signal, experimental methods instrumentation

14. Practical applications

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Entry requirements

physical chemistry

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Course completion requirements

Two admission tests are required to pass the exam. To complete the course you need to pass an oral exam.

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Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 3.5 98
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 20
Oral examination 60