University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute

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Vm 509: Battery Materials: Fundamentals and Applications


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Course description: Battery is ubiquitous in present-day technological applications, ranging from portable devices to grid-scale stationary energy storage. In this course, we will introduce the fundamentals of battery materials. The thermodynamics, chemistry and physics that govern the electrochemical performance of battery materials will be covered. Built upon the fundamental understanding, we will also discuss a wide variety of anode, cathode and electrolyte materials discovered to date. The course will be ended with economical analysis of battery materials and chemistries, and discuss the key factors which determine their application space (e.g., portable electronics vs. electric vehicles).
Credit hours: 3 credits
Course Category: Master Degree Course, Ph.D Course
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