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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Electrochemical Experimental Techniques - AP105003
Title: Electrochemical Experimental Techniques
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer: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 is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Mareček Vladimír prof. Ing. DrSc.
Interchangeability : P105003
Annotation -
Lectures are focused on basic understanding and description of selected experimental techniques. The individual experimental methods and their principles are discussed with respect to the application in laboratory practise. Students are expected to have solid background in physical chemistry basics including thermodynamics and kinetics of electrode processes.
Last update: Hladíková Jana (19.11.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to

  • propose equivalent circuit of an electrochemical cell
  • design appropriate experimental setup
  • evaluate experimental results
  • discuss basic electroanalytical techniques and methods

Last update: Hladíková Jana (19.11.2018)
Literature -

R: W.J. Moore, Fyzikální chemie, SNTL, Praha 1979 (nebo jiná učebnice Fyzikální chemie)

R: D.D. Macdonald, Transient Techniques in Electrochemistry, Plenum Press, New York, 1977

R: Allen J. Bard, Larry R. Faulkner: Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2001

A: J. Dvořák, J Koryta, V. Boháčová, Elektrochemie, Academia, Praha 1975

A: Kolektiv autorů, Analogové a hybridní počítače, SNTL, Praha 1971

A: lecture`s materials

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Learning resources -

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Teaching methods -


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Requirements to the exam -


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Syllabus -

The subject is focused on the following topics:


  • definition of potential
  • polarisable and non-polarisable electrodes
  • static and dynamic methods
  • stationary and equilibrium states

2.Electrolytical vessel

  • equivalent electrochemical circuit, the function of individual components
  • parasitic components
  • homogeneous and nonhomogeneous polarization
  • electrochemical cell design
  • microelectrodes

3.Potentiostat and galvanostat

  • principle of operation, block diagram
  • operational amplifier, basic electrochemical setups
  • compensation of the ohmic drop in the electrolyte

4.Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

  • complex numbers, projection of complex numbers
  • impedance R, C, L
  • modelling of simple circuits R, C, L
  • analysis of the electrochemical cell impedance spectra, system requirements

5.Cyclic voltammetry

  • stationary and non-stationary systems
  • polarography
  • reversible and quasi-reversible systems, shape of the voltammetric curve
  • effect of the preceding and following reactions to the shape of the voltammetric curve

6.Analysis electrochemical noise

  • principle of method, using possibilities

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Entry requirements -


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Registration requirements -


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Course completion requirements -

oral exam

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