Interfacial electrochemistry and electrocatalysis
The Module is focused on the complex aspects for real electrochemical systems: role of the double layer, complex redox mechanisms, physical techniques coupled to electrochemistry.
The module consists of 8 lectures:
A: Interfacial electrochemistry
Lecture 1: The electrochemical interface, electrocehmical potential, capacitive and faradaic current densities.
Lecture 2: Models of the double layer.
Lecture 3: Specific adsorption.
Lecture 4: Thermodynamics of the interface.
Lecture 5: Influence of the double layer on the electrode kinetcis (with / without specific adorption).
Lecture 6: Electronic structure and electrocatalysis (relationship structure / composition / electrocatalytic activity)
Lecture 7: Example of multi-step reaction: Volmer-Heyrovsky-Tafel (H2 evolution).
Lecture 8: Physical techniques coupled to electrochemistry (FTIR, Raman, DEMS, etc.)