MSE 306 Electrochemistry and Corrosion



This course offers, in a first part, an overview of the fundamentals of electrochemistry including thermo-dynamics, nonequilibrium systems and Electrode/Electrolyte interfaces followed by an Introduction to modern applications of electrochemistry such as synthesis of nanoparticles, nanowires and thin films; as well as electrochemical means of energy conversion and storage. The second part deals with Corrosion phenomena: types of corrosion cells and damages, thermodynamics and kinetics, uniform corrosion, passivity, localized corrosion, atmospheric and high temperature corrosion, environmentally induced cracking. Prevention of corrosion using electrochemical and surface engineering means. Corrosion mechanisms and protection of materials of practical interest.
Course period02/4/12 → …
Course level300