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Batteries and fuel cells - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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subject properties Batteries and fuel cells in major Master Regenerative Energietechnik 2013
subject number100105
examination number2100426
departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
ID of group 2175 (Electrochemistry and Electroplating Group)
subject leaderProf. Dr. Andreas Bund
term Sommersemester
credit points5
on-campus program (h)45
self-study (h)105
details of the certificate

Die alternative Prüfungsleistung ergibt sich aus folgenden Einzelleistungen:

  • erfolgreiche Teilnahme an der Abschlussprüfung am Ende der Vorlesungszeit:
    40 Prozent der Modulnote
  • erfolgreiche Teilnahme am Seminar während der Vorlesungszeit:
    30 Prozent der Modulnote
  • erfolgreiche Bearbeitung der Praktikumsversuche während der Vorlesungszeit sowie Erstellung eines Berichts zu jedem Praktikumsversuch:
    30 Prozent der Modulnote
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maximum number of participants
previous knowledge and experience

Basic understanding of electrochemical thermodynamics and kinetics

learning outcome

The students have acquired in-depth knowledge of the functioning of the most important electrochemical storage devices and converters. They are able to evaluate the performance data of these systems and select a suitable system for a given application (e.g. consumer electronics, electro mobility, grid stabilization).

  • Thermodynamic and kinetic principles of fuel cells and batteries
  • Fundamentals and applications of important fuel cell types such as polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, direct alcohol fuel cell, alkaline fuel cell, phosphoric acid fuel cell, molten carbonate fuel cell, solid oxide fuel cell
  • Stationary and mobile applications of fuel cells
  • Preparation and distribution of hydrogen
  • Basics and applications of important battery types such as lead acid battery, nickel-based batteries, lithium-based batteries, redox-flow batteries, metal-air batteries
  • Battery management
media of instruction



literature / references

Allen J. Bard, Larry R. Faulkner: Electrochemical methods: Fundamentals and applications, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2001

C.H. Hamann, A. Hamnett, W. Vielstich: Electrochemistry, 2nd edition. Wiley-VCH, 2007

K. Kordesch, G. Simader: Fuel cells and their application. Wiley-VCH, 1996

J. Larminie, A. Dicks: Fuel cell systems explained, 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, 2003

Ryan O'Hayre, Suk-Won Cha, Whitney Colella, Fritz B. Prinz: Fuel cells fundamentals, 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, 2009

D. Linden, T. B. Reddy: Handbook of Batteries, 3rd edition. McGraw-Hill, 2002

Claus Daniel, Jürgen O. Besenhard: Handbook of Battery Materials (two volumes), 2nd edition. Wiley-VCH, 2011

evaluation of teaching


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