9360-0230/01 – Electrochemistry of Carbon Nanomaterials (EUN)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Gražyna Simha Martynková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Gražyna Simha Martynková, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
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SIM75 doc. Ing. Gražyna Simha Martynková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The subject gives the student an overview of the properties of carbon materials related to current needs in electrochemistry. Especially the necessary properties for new types of batteries will be discussed, namely Li-ion or flow battery. Student learns the basics of electrochemistry, application of nanouples in batteries and other electrochemical devices.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Carbon is ubiquitous in electrochemical research and has played an important role in the development of the discipline. Carbon paste and glassy carbon electrodes have been indispensable in electroanalysis as cheap alternatives to noble metals.Carbon also plays an important role in technologically applied areas of electrochemistry - in energy generation and storage and catalyst support. The use of carbon electrodes thus spans a range of disciplines, requiring input from materials chemists, engineers and physicists as well as those engaged in more traditional aspects of electrochemistry. The subject area is of both academic and technological relevance.

Compulsory literature:

BROWNSON, D. A. C., BANKS, C. E.The Handbook of Graphene Electrochemistry, Springer, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4471-6427-2 KRUGER, A., Carbon Materials and Nanotechnology 1st Edition, Wiley-VCH, 2017, ISBN-13: 978-3527318032 AMBROSI, A., CHUA, C.K. , BONANNI ,A., PUMERA, M., Electrochemistry of Graphene and Related Materials, Chem. Rev. 2014, 114, 7150−7188

Recommended literature:

MIKHAILOV, S.(Ed.),Physics and Applications of Graphene: Experiments, InTech, 2011, ISBN 978-953-307-217-3 LIU, Z., ZHOU X. Graphene: Energy Storage and Conversion Applications, CRC Press, 2014, ISBN 9781482203752 PUMERA, M. Electrochemistry of graphene, graphene oxide and other graphenoids: Review, Electrochemistry Communications 36 (2013) 14–18

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

oral exam


Other requirements

Basics of chemistry and physics


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction and historical background 2. Preparation of Graphene and Its Properties 2.1. Top-down Methods (Mechanical Exfoliation, Solution-Based Exfoliation of Graphite, Electrochemical Exfoliation of Graphite, Chemical Oxidation of Graphite, Exfoliation,and Reduction, Opening/Unzipping Carbon Nanotubes: Graphene Nanoribbons) 2.2. Bottom-up Methods (Chemical Synthesis, Epitaxial Growth on SiC, Chemical Vapor Deposition, 3D Graphene) 2.3. Processability of Graphene Materials 2.4. Characterization Methods 3. Electrochemistry at Graphene Surfaces 3.1. Graphene and Heterogeneous Electron Transfer 3.2. Influence of Dopants and Impurities on Graphene Electrochemistry 3.3. Spectroelectrochemistry of Graphene 4. Graphene in Electrochemical Sensing and Biosensing 4.1. Graphene Sensors and Biosensors (Analysis of Biomarkers, DNA/Protein/Cell Analysis, Analysis of Heavy Metals, Graphene in Security Applications) 5. Graphene in Energy Systems 5.1. Graphene for Capacitors and Supercapacitors 5.2. Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Graphene 5.3. Graphene-Based Solar Cells 5.4. Graphene-Based Lithium Ion Batteries 6. Conclusion and Future Perspectives

Conditions for subject completion

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2022/2023 (P0719D270002) Nanotechnology K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
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2021/2022 (P0719D270002) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0719D270002) Nanotechnology K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0719D270002) Nanotechnology K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0719D270002) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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