The Interfacial Structure: Thermodynamics of the electrified interphases, Work function, Fermi level, Electrode Potentials, metal/electrolyte and semiconductor/electrolyte interfaces. Electrode Kinetics: Rate-potential relationships, Kinetics of linear sweep voltammetry, Irreversible and reversible reactions, Reaction orders, Electrode kinetics as a function of the interphasial structure, Electrochemical reaction mechanism determining. Quantum-Oriented Electrochemistry: Quantum-mechanical formulation of the exchange current (Electrochemical reaction rates), Quantum-mechanical model of the electrochemical reaction of hydrogen evolution, A stochastic theory of electron transfer. Stability of Materials and Electrocrystallization: Electrochemical kinetics as the bases for corrosion reactions, Mechanisms of corrosion reactions, Experimental investigation of corrosion, Methodology of corrosion protection, Surface modification with organic additives, organic films (self-assembled monolayers), oxide passive layers of nano-thickness, Kinetics of self-assembling processes, Progress in theory of electrocrystallization, Electrodeposition, Electrochemical approach to nanotechnology. Electrocatalysis: Functional materials, Electrocatalysis at a molecular level. Electrochemical energy storage and electrochemistry of clean environments: hydrogen energy, Fuel cells, Efficiency of light to electrical energy conversion, Electrochemical wastewater treatments. Experimental techniques: Stationary and nonstationary electrochemical techniques, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.
Electrochemical processes under activation control: Kinetics of hydrogen evolution reaction on the Ni electrode; Linear Voltammetry; Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS).
Electrochemical processes under diffusion control: Redox reaction on the Pt electrode; cyclic voltammetry (stationary Pt electrode); Linear Voltammetry (Pt rotating disc electrode, Pt-RDE).
Electrochemical quartz crystal nanobalance (EQCN): electrodeposition of metals (Cu, Ni) and organic molecules on the solid substrate.
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A.J. Bard, L.R. Faulkner: Electrochemical Methods; Fundamentals and Applications, 2. izd., John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken 2001.
A. Wieckowski: Interfacial Electrochemistry; Theory, Experiment, and Applications, M. Dekker, New York 1999.
Southampton Electrochemistry Group: Instrumental Methods in Electrochemistry; Horwood, Westergate 2001.
K. Kordesch, G. Simader: Fuel Cell and Their Applications, VCH Publisher, New York 1996.
A.J. Bard: Integrated Chemical Systems; A Chemical Approach to Nanotechnology, John Wiley & Sons, New York 1994.
P. Marcus, J. Oudar (ur.): Corrosion Mechanisms in Theory and Practice, M. Dekker, New York 1995.
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