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CHEM6151 Practical Techniques in Battery Research

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aims of the module are: To provide experience of the basic practical techniques used in modern instrumental electrochemistry as applied to battery technologies.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • have acquired a basic understanding of experimental electrochemical techniques in battery research
  • be able to design experiments that use the basic techniques
  • be able to interpret and analyse the experimental results in terms of battery chemistries

Syllabus

Students will complete a series of experiments to investigate battery processes and learn how to operate and exploit electroanalytical techniques in the context of electrochemical energy storage. The following points will be covered • the fundamental aspects of battery processes, • the electrochemical instrumentation used in battery research, • the appropriate selection of experimental parameters, • the analysis of experimental results.

Special Features

This module offers a unique opportunity to experience the basic practical techniques used in modern instrumental electrochemistry as applied to battery technologies.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Practical experiments

TypeHours
Completion of assessment task60
Practical24
Workshops6
Preparation for scheduled sessions60
Total study time150

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Lab Report 33%
Lab Report 33%
Oral presentation 34%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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