UE Polymers for renewable energy sources

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


This course addresses the elaboration and characterizations of main polymer materials (polymer electrolytes, electrode binder, membranes, separators) for alternative energies: i.e. lithium batteries, redox flow batteries, fuel cells, super-capacitors, solar cells etc.  We will discuss on the impact of the chemical structures of polymers and membrane manufacturing conditions on the ion conductivity and cell performance. Specific polymers used in the manufacturing of membranes, separators, electrode binders as well active materials in electrode or electrolyte will be presented. The polymers can induce some limitations in the performances of different systems, these aspects will be reviewed and some solution reported in the literature will be discussed. 



Basic knowledge on preparation and characterization of polymer materials for renewable energy sources. Correlations between the polymer structure - material properties and applications.

Recommended prerequisite


Prerequisites: Polymers 1 & 2 (M2 Master Program)