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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CH E 439 - Fuel Cell Fundamentals and Theory

(3 units)

Prerequisites: (CH E 310  and CH E 320 ) or (MAE 322  and MAE 330 ) or CHEM 371A  all with a grade of “C” or better
Theory of electrochemistry. Survey of electrochemical fuel cell systems. Fundamentals of electrochemical thermodynamics, electrochemical kinetics, charge transport, and mass transport. Review of fuel cell modeling and characterization techniques. Atomic level density functional theory (DFT) calculations of a fuel cell catalyst reaction.

Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problem 3 hours).