164.365 Electrochemical Materials and Devices
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the interrelation between materials and function in different electrochemical devices. They can explain relevant systems for energy conversion and storage, sensors, information storage, etc. and assess their relevance regarding global market, figures of merit and safety aspects. Additionally, students are able to discuss recent research focus and research aims for these technologies.

Practical competences: The students are able to develop strategies for optimization of materials and devices based on the properites (electronic, ionic, optical, etc.) of electrochemical and electroceramic materials. 


Subject of course

The connection between properties and application of solid state electrochemical and electrocermaic materials ins presented using examples of important current and future technologies (li-ion batteries, sensors, fuel cells, electrolysis cells, solar/photoelectrochemical cells, information storage devices, PTC resistors, varistors, actuators, or similar). Emphasis is laid on techniques for optimization of materials and devices (doping, grain/grain boundaries, thin films, space charges, ...). Stability limits and mechnaisms for degradation and loss of function of materials and devices are presented and the underlying principles and causes for these effects (voltages, currents, temperature, ...) under operation conditions are discussed. 

Teaching methods

lecture using slides and blackboard

Mode of examination


Additional information

First lecture Th, 02.03.2023, 2 pm, Vortmann HS GM3



Examination modalities

written exam, duration: 2h

(please note that this lecture was formerly called "164.176 Technologie der Funktionswerkstoffe", and exams under that name are still offered. Certificates of the lectures may be 1:1 converted, but are only valid once. In case both exams are taken, the latter counts as repetition and overwrites the earlier exam.)


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu13:00 - 15:0015.12.2022GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH written01.12.2022 12:00 - 14.12.2022 12:00TISSPrüfung 164.365 Anwendungen elektrochemischer Materialien
Fri14:00 - 17:0027.01.2023GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH written27.12.2022 12:00 - 26.01.2023 12:00TISSPrüfung 164.365 Anwendungen elektrochemischer Materialien
Fri14:00 - 16:0024.02.2023GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH written24.01.2023 12:00 - 23.02.2023 12:00TISSPrüfung 164.365 Anwendungen elektrochemischer Materialien

Course registration

Not necessary



No lecture notes are available.