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3.091 introduction to solid state chemistry
FALL: Lecture: MWF11 (10-250) Recitations: TR

Basic principles of chemistry and their application to engineering systems. The relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic order. Characterization of atomic arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids: metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers (including proteins). Topical coverage of organic chemistry, solution chemistry, acid-base equilibria, electrochemistry, biochemistry, chemical kinetics, diffusion, and phase diagrams. Examples from industrial practice (including the environmental impact of chemical processes), from energy generation and storage (e.g. batteries and fuel cells), and from emerging technologies (e.g. photonic and biomedical devices).

3.53 electrochemical processing of materials
Spring 2011: Monday, February 7 through Monday, March 7, 2011 (no lecture Monday, February 21; Monday lecture on Tuesday, February 22), MWF 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Room 8-119

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Credits: 3-0-6-H-LEVEL Grad Credit (G(IAP)
Prereq: 3.044 or 3.185 (applies only to undergraduates)
Grading: take-home exam
Text: A. J. Bard and L. R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods, 2nd edition, Wiley, New York, 2001. (Available at MIT Coop at Kendall)

Thermodynamic and transport properties of aqueous and nonaqueous electrolytes. The electrode/electrolyte interface. Kinetics of electrode processes. Electrochemical characterization: d.c. techniques (controlled potential, controlled current), a.c. techniques (voltametry and impedance spectroscopy). Applications: electrowinning, electrorefining, electroplating, and electrosynthesis, as well as electrochemical power sources (batteries and fuel cells).



The 3.091 site features a complete set of lecture videos (two audio-only), as well as a large selection of readings, homework assignments, weekly quizzes, and exams.

» Watch a video introduction featuring the course instructor.
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