3.53 Electrochemical Processing of Materials, Spring 2001
The Muon g-2 Experiment uses the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) to deliver a custom muon beam into the world's largest superconducting magnet -- the "muon storage ring" -- pictured above. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory.)
This course covers a variety of topics concerning superconducting magnets, including thermodynamic and transport properties of aqueous and nonaqueous electrolytes, the electrode/electrolyte interface, and the kinetics of electrode processes. It also covers electrochemical characterization with regards to d.c. techniques (controlled potential, controlled current) and a.c. techniques (voltametry and impedance spectroscopy). Applications of the following will also be discussed: electrowinning, electrorefining, electroplating, and electrosynthesis, as well as electrochemical power sources (batteries and fuel cells).