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CHEM6152 Battery Materials and Characterisation

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aims of the module are: • To describe and contrast the battery materials from selected battery technologies • To describe the methods used to characterise their morphology, structure, composition

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • have acquired a basic understanding of the different battery materials
  • have acquired a basic understanding of the key parameters used to characterise battery materials
  • be able to select appropriate analytical and physical methods to characterise battery materials


The module will develop the following topics: • Consideration of materials used in modern secondary battery technologies • Understanding of key material properties which affect battery performance and figures of merit • A review of physical methods used to characterise battery materials, e.g. diffraction techniques, electron microscopy techniques, etc…

Special Features

This module provides a unique opportunity to explore the characterisation methods used to investigate and characterise the different materials found in battery technologies.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and workshops.

Preparation for scheduled sessions24
Completion of assessment task37
Total study time75



MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (1 hours) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (1 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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