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FCK3504 Electrode Kinetics 9.0 credits

This course aims at giving the participating doctoral students a deeper knowledge in electrode kinetics, including both theories and experimental techniques for kinetic investigations.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FCK3504 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Differential electrochemical mass spectroscopy (DEMS)
  • Electro crystallisation
  • Overpotential decay measurements
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the doctoral student should have the knowledge and ability to:

  • explain the theories behind the electrochemical methods discussed in the course, what information one can get when using these techniques and also their limitations
  • explain how to use the techniques and how to determine electrochemical parameters from experimental data
  • evaluate which technique that is most suitable for a certain electrochemical system, and when searching for specific parameters

Course disposition

The course is divided in two parts that in total comprises a work load of approximately 6 weeks, in which the majority is individual self-studies.

The first part consists of five teacher-led seminars covering different topics. Connected to each of the seminar is a home assignment, which should be done and handed in before the seminar takes place.

In the second part of the course an individual literature survey is done. The survey is presented in a written report, as well as orally to the other students.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level and the course KE2110 – Applied electrochemistry, or similar.

Recommended prerequisites

The course KE2110 Applied electrochemistry, or similar


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Course material handed-out by the teachers.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • LIT1 - Literature studies, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Fulfilled home assignments, and participation at a majority of the seminars (at least 80%). Approved literature survey report and oral presentation for other students attending the course.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web FCK3504

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Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Carina Lagergren

Supplementary information

The course replaces the course F3C5801

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Chemical Engineering