2016 Advanced Functional Polymer Materials II

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Energy Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Tomita Ikuyoshi  Shishido Atsushi  Takeuchi Daisuke 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr1-2(G114)  
Group
-
Course number
ENR.H414
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the lecture]
This course focuses on comprehensive understanding of physical property and function of polymer used in energy-related research field from molecular scale to macroscopic scale in addition to obtaining knowledge of energy-related functional polymers. Students will have a chance to learn background of physical property of polymer in energy-related research field, and physical property and function of polymer solution, gel, and liquid crystal. In addition, thermal, mechanical, electrical, and optical properties in solid will be explained.

[Aim of the lecture]
Polymer materials are essential in the field of energy-related research field. Polymer has advantages in function and performance compared with ceramics and metals. This course introduces molecular design of functional polymers towards new applications by understanding existing energy-related functional polymers from the viewpoint of function and performance.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to
(1) explain role and function of polymers in energy-related research field.
(2) explain physical properties of polymers in energy-related research field.
(3) explain how to design polymers showing desired function.

Keywords

Polymer solution, gel, liquid crystal, thermal property, mechanical property, electrical property, battery, light emission, functional polymer material

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of each class, solutions to exercise problems assigned during the previous class are reviewed. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Background of polymer characterization in energy-related research field Explain polymers used in energy-related research field from the viewpoint of physical property
Class 2 Function of polymer solution Explain relationship between molecular structure and physical property regarding function of polymer solution
Class 3 Physical property and function of gel Explain relationship between molecular structure and physical property regarding function of gel
Class 4 Physical property and function of liquid crystal Explain function of liquid crystal from the viewpoint of molecular structure and liquid crystallinity
Class 5 Physical property of polymer in solid: thermal and mechanical properties Explain evaluation and theory of thermal and mechanical properties of polymer
Class 6 Physical property of polymer in solid: electrical property and applications to battery Explain molecular structure and function in electric property of polymer aiming at applications
Class 7 Physical property of polymer in solid: light emission and photoelectric conversion Explain light emission and photoelectric conversion of polymer from the viewpoint of photochemisty and photophysics
Class 8 State-of-the-art functional polymer material Explain state-of the-art functional polymer materials

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Fundamental polymer science, Ed. The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Tokyo Kagaku Dojin, 2006. (Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on exercise problems (50%) and a test (50%).

Related courses

  • ENR.H413 : Advanced Functional Polymer Materials I
  • ENR.A405 : Interdisciplinary Energy Materials Science 1
  • ENR.A406 : Interdisciplinary Energy Materials Science 2

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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