This course is to discuss the cutting-edge researches of energy-conversion materials for light energy, chemical energy, thermal energy, nuclear energy and electric energy.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1)Explain various types of energy-conversion materials.
2)Describe the cutting-edge researches for energy-conversion materials.
3)Train the plan of the advanced researches.
energy-conversion materials, Semiconductor, Artificial photosynthesis, Solar module, Plasmon, Solid oxide fuel cell, Wind power generation, Electrical energy storage, Energy saving, Thermoelectric materials.
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The instructor explains using slides.
Attendance is taken in every class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Semiconductor and energy conversion||Explain electric band structure of semicondutor and p-type, n-type and their junction.|
|Class 2||Photovoltaics (quantum dot and emerging solar cell)||Explain photon absorption, electron transition, and structure of solar cell.|
|Class 3||Artificial photosynthesis||Explain hydrogen production and CO2 reduction by photocatalysis.|
|Class 4||Solar Module||Solar module, and the evaluation of the electrochemical characteristics|
|Class 5||Chemomechanical energy transduction||Introduction of several chemomechanical energy transduction system such as a spontaneous interfacial motion at oil/water interface|
|Class 6||Solar thermal power generation, thermoelectric energy conversion, plasmon||Introduction of energy harvesting from electromagnetic waves.|
|Class 7||Engineering Ceramics in Gas Turbine Engine System||Explain Si3N4, SiC, SiC/SiC composites, and EBC coating|
|Class 8||Ceramics in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and their relibility||Expalin ZrO2 and GDC and discuss the reliability of SOFC|
|Class 9||S3N4 Ceramics in Wind Power Generation||Explain Si3N4 ball bearing and its mechanical properties|
|Class 10||Fundamental Study and Application of Piezoelectric Materials||Explain piezoelectric effect, its mechanism, and its application.|
|Class 11||Inorganic materials for electrical energy storage||Various technologies used for electrical energy storage are introduced. Especially, inorganic materials and ceramics play important roles in NaS battery, lithium-ion batteries, electric double layer capacitors and multilayer ceramic capacitors. For these devices, the relationship between material properties and energy storage properties is discussed.|
|Class 12||Reduction of liquid-flow resistance at the interface between solid and liquid for energy saving||Explanation on the fundamentals of dynamic behavior of fluid at the solid/liquid interface|
|Class 13||Thermoelectrics as an energy harvesting technology; power generation from waste heat.||Introduction of thermoelectric conversion technology to utilize renewable energy and its applications to sustainable society.|
|Class 14||Science and engineering on thermoelectric materials||Understanding of physics on thermoelectric phenomena and related material technology, and advanced R&D trends.|
|Class 15||Review||Brush up on this course|
Course materials are provide during class.
Course materials are provided during class or uploaded on website.
Sachiko Matsushita (4th - 6th) matsushita.s.ab[at]m.titech.ac.jp
Masahiro Miyauchi (1st-3rd) mmiyauchi[at]ceram.titech.ac.jp
Koichi Yasuda (7th-9th) kyasuda[at]ceram.titech.ac.jp
Akifumi Matsuda (13th-14th) matsuda.a.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp