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Materials for Conversion and Storage of Sustainable Energy


o Current energy use
o Available Energy - Fossil fuels
- Sustainable Energy
o Conversion Technologies - Solar, in detail
- Wind, Geothermal, Tidal, Hydro Power, Nuclear, in general

Introduction to defect chemistry

Solar Energy Conversion

o Si-based Solar Cells - single crystalline Si
- polycrystalline Si
- amorphous Si
o Solar Cells based on CdS, CdSe, CuInS2, CuInSe2 etc
o Organic Solar Cells
o Graetzel Cell and the ETA Cell
o TU Delft Cell

Deposition Techniques

Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) and mechanism
Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and mechanism
Electrostatic Spray Deposition (ESD) and Spray Pyrolysis

Storage of Energy

o Rechargeable Batteries - all types (general)
- Li-ion Batteries in detail
o Flywheel, Superconductors (general)


o Production of Hydrogen - industrial scale
- using sustainable energy

o Safe Storage of Hydrogen

o Fuel Cells - all types (general)
- PEMFC in detail
- SOFC in detail

o Proton Conducting Electrolytes for intermediate temperature SOFC

Concluding Remarks.


Il corso si svolgerà dal 28 marzo al 5 maggio 2009 nell’Aula Magna dello IUSS. La lezione del 6 maggio si terrà nell'Aula Magna del Collegio Cardano.

Ambito : Scienze e Tecnologie

Periodo: Semestre II

Anno accademico: 2008-2009