Syllabus for Semiconductor Electrochemistry - Molecular Solar Cells and Photocatalysis
Halvledarelektrokemi - molekylära solceller och fotokatalys
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
Basic knowledge in atom and molecular physics or physical chemistry.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
be able to explain the basic characteristics of semiconductor / electrolyte and semiconductor / molecule interfaces, using, for instance, suitable energy diagrams.
be able to discuss processes occurring at such interfaces, specifically those related to solar energy conversion in molecular solar cells and those related to photocatalysis.
be able to give design rules for specific applications of semiconductor electrochemistry.
be acquainted with several experimental techniques for investigation of such interfaces as well as be able to explain one of these techniques in detail to peers, These techniques include impedance spectroscopy, laser flash photolysis, transient photocurrent and photovoltage techniques, electron spectroscopy.
1. Principles of semiconductors 2. Semiconductor surfaces and solid-solid junctions 3. Basic electrochemical systems 4. Semiconductor electrolyte interface 5. Electron transfer reactions at surfaces 6. Dye-sensitisation and photocatalysis 7. Nanoparticles and nanostructured systems 8. Semiconducting molecular materials
Lectures with exercises. Tutorials with specific problems. Laboratory exercises.
Written home examination, compulsory laboratory exercises (1 credit).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.