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4801. Materials for Alternative, Renewable Energy

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MSE 3001 and 3002 both of which can be taken concurrently.

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of energy conversion and storage systems - centralized and distributed generation to stationary and motive batteries; efficiency calculation and thermodynamics; electrochemistry - primary and secondary batteries; fuels - chemistry, processing, impurities; combustion, gasification and electrochemical systems; materials requirements; bulk and surface properties; metals, ceramics and superalloys; gas -metal interactions; gas - liquid -metal interactions; development trend - alloying principles, coatings, claddings; alloy processing and coating techniques.

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