Ch 3 x

Experimental Methods in Solar Energy Conversion

6 units (1-3-2)  |  first, second, third terms
Introduces concepts and laboratory methods in chemistry and materials science centered on the theme of solar energy conversion and storage. Students will perform experiments involving optical spectroscopy, electrochemistry, laser spectroscopy, photochemistry, and photoelectrochemistry, culminating in the construction and testing of dye-sensitized solar cells. Freshmen entering in academic year 2020 and thereafter must take Ch 3 x in their first six terms of residence in order to be graded pass/fail.
Instructor: Mendez

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