13052 - Nanocatalysis - Fundamentals and Applications Modulübersicht

Module Number: 13052
Module Title:Nanocatalysis - Fundamentals and Applications
  Nanokatalyse - Grundlagen und Anwendungen
Department: Faculty 1 - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Flege, Jan Ingo
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: On special announcement
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:After successfully completing the module, the students have a sound understanding of the basic concepts and the essential experimental techniques of heterogeneous nanocatalysis. Building on the topics of this module, they master methods for gaining knowledge, the classification of physical findings in the overall context and the networking of individual results.
In addition, the students can use social competences such as the ability to cooperate as well as further individual competences such as accuracy, patience, curiosity, initiative, etc. of the students.
  • Heterogeneous catalysis: history and fundamentals
  • Kinetics and elementary steps
  • Testing of catalysts
  • In-situ and operando characterization of real and model catalysts
  • Computational catalysis
  • Reaction and process engineering
  • Industrial and renewable energy applications
  • Photo- and electrocatalysis
  • Novel trends in nanocatalysis
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • Knowledge of solid state physics and chemistry based on a Bachelor study course in physics
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Exercise / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Seminar / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 90 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Norskov, J.K., Studt, F., Abild-Petersen, F., Bligaard, T.: Fundamental Concepts in Heterogeneous Catalysis, ,Wiley-VCH, 2014
  • Kisch, H. Semiconductor Photocatalysis: Principles and Applications, 1st Ed., Wiley-VCH, 2015
  • Van de Krol, R., Grätzel, M.: Photoelectrochemcial Hydrogen Production, 1st Ed., Springer, 20125
  • Hamann, C. H., Hamnett, A., Vielstich, W.: Electrochemistry, Wiley-VCH, 2007
  • Chorkendorff, J.W. Niemantsverdriet: Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2007
  • R.A. van Santen, M. Neurock: Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2006
  • J.M. Thomas, W.J. Thomas: Principles and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis, Wiley-VCH, 2007
Module Examination:Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:
  • Oral examination, 30-45 min.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Materialchemie / PO 2018
  • Master (research-oriented) / Physics / PO 2021
  • Study programme Physics M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Physical Specialization with Experimental Focus“, topic area „Nanophysics“
Self-organized studies comprise:
•    Analysis and evaluation of the lectures
•    Planning of exercise tasks

Module Components:
  • Lecture: Nanocatalysis - Fundamentals and Applications
  • Accompanying exercise
  • Block Seminar
  • Related examination
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: