This course focuses on nanomaterials, and covers the fundamentals of nanomaterials.
Synthetic strategy of nanomaterials by bottom-up and top-down methods and basic theory of novel or enhanced physical properties resulted in miniaturization are essential in the field of materials science.
These approaches are not only useful for nanomaterials, but are applicable to other materials.
This course introduces cyclodextrins, inclusion compounds and fine polymer particles as organic nanocomposite, metal, metallic oxides and metal calcogenide as inorganic nanomaterials.
Students will have the chance to tackle practical problems by applying knowledge acquired through
This course facilitates students’ understanding materials and ability to develop novel materials.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain nanomaterials.
2) Explain synthetic conceept of nanomaterials.
3) Explain specific properties and features of nanomaterials, and the difference from bulk materials.
Nanomaterials, supramolecular chemisty, polymer particles, composites.
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve.
Before coming to class, students should read the course schedule and check what topics will be covered.
Attendance is taken in every class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Overview of nanomaterials for energy science and enginnering||Explain the concept of nanocomposites.|
|Class 2||Chemistry and properties of Inclusion materials||Explain and describe the experimental methods for sysnthesis of inclusion compound|
|Class 3||Properties of polymer particles and polymer-inorganic nanoparticles||Explain and describe the sysnthesis and properties of polymer-inorganic particles|
|Class 4||Fundamental Chemistry of inorganic nanoparticles (metal and semiconductors): Chemical Synthesis||Explain and describe the experimental methods for chemical synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles|
|Class 5||Fundamental Chemistry of inorganic nanoparticles (metal and semiconductors): Basic properties||Explain and describe electronic and optic properties of inorganic nanoparticles|
|Class 6||Creation of inorganic nano-materials||Explain strategy and experimental for building inorganic nano-materials|
|Class 7||Creation of organic nano-materials||Explain strategy and experimental for building inorganic nano-materials|
|Class 8||Summary of nano-mateials in relation to energy conversions and Examination||Summerize the lecuture, and examination|
Course materials are provided during class.
1) Students will be assessed on their understanding of synthesis and propertis of nanomaterials, and their ability to apply them to solve problems.
2) Students’ course scores are based on midterm and final exams (80%) and exercise problems (20%).
3) The weights for learning outcomes 1 us 40, and 2 and 3 are 30 units each.
4) Full attendance and completion of all experiments are compulsory.
5) The instructor may fail a student if he/she repeatedly comes to class late or resubmits reports too often.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.