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Battery chemistries and components

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Course consists of interactive lectures using online system, project work from the given topic and self-learning material. Course contains an interactive part related to battery cell assembling.

Detailed course description:  

Lecture 1: Introduction to rechargeable batteries

  • Traditional technologies for rechargeable batteries (Lead-acid, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH etc.)
  • Lithium ion batteries; operation principle

Lecture 2: Anode materials used in lithium ion batteries

  • Negative electrode materials
  • Graphite anodes
  • LTO, Si-C
  • Environmental viewpoint

Lecture 3: Positive electrode materials used in lithium ion batteries

  • LCO, NCM chemistries
  • LFP etc.
  • Environmental viewpoint

Lecture 4: Electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries

  • Liquid electrolytes
  • Solid electrolytes
  • Environmental viewpoint, safety issues
  • Improved battery safety through chemistry

Lecture 5: Other significant components for lithium-ion batteries

  • Separators
  • Binders and solvents
  • Conductive carbon

Lecture 6: Preparation of a single battery cell

  • Video installation
  • Evaluation from recyclability viewpoint

Lecture 7: Overview of other potential battery technologies

  • New battery technologies, metal-air (zinc-air), vanadium redox-flow batteries, sulfur-flow-battery, etc.

Lecture 8: Sustainable battery cell assembling

  • Battery recycling viewpoint (metals recovery and reuse)
  • Battery long-life time

After the course, the student

  • will have learned the basic knowledge of the battery materials and structures
  • understands the operation principle of Li-ion battery, its structure and cell assembling
  • will have learned how to improve the battery performances and especially, battery development from green chemistry viewpoint
  • will be familiarised with basics of chemistry and components in the battery system

Participants can start the course anytime between 1st – 30th of June. This is an online course with distant learning, video lectures, exercises, learning and home examination tasks. Continuous evaluation, last date to hand complete tasks is 31st of August.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Responsible teacher

University of Oulu
Ulla Lassi , Professor
ulla.lassi(at)oulu.fi

Contact person for applications

FITech
Pilvi Lempiäinen , Head of study services
pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io
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Category:
Energy storages
Topic:
Chemistry and materials of energy storages
Course code:
782608S
Credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
1.6.–30.6.2020
Application deadline:
Application period has ended
Host university:
University of Oulu
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Online
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
B.Sc. level knowledge, basic skills in chemistry.
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