This lecture focuses on various materials which are used in energy conversion devices. Students will gain the basic knowledge of the physical properties, structures, functions, processes, and the evaluation method of various functional materials. Specifically, fuel cell materials, solar cell materials, high temperature energy conversion materials, catalytic materials are highlighted, and the state-of-the-art energy devices and related functional materials will be lectured. This lecture focuses on "photons and materials interaction" and students will obtain the basics of semiconductor materials and photocatalyst. Moreover, students will obtain the basics of high temperature materials and understand a role of these functional materials in high temperature energy conversion systems.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the basics of high temperature materials.
2. Explain the basics of semiconductors.
3. Explain the basics of photocatalyst.
4. Explain the basics of organic and polymeric materials.
5. Explain the similarities and differences of each material.
High Temperature Materials, Semiconductors, Photocatalyst, Organic and Polymeric Materials
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each device will be explained in one or two classes. This year, the guidance of this lecture will be done in "Class 3".
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Basics of photocatalyst. (Prof. Maeda, Prof. Nagai)||Explain the type and characteristics of photocatalyst.|
|Class 2||Photocatalyst : Direct bandgap and indirect bandgap semiconductor, Compound semiconductors, organic semiconductors, plasmonic and photocatalytic effect, material degradation due to light. (Prof. Maeda, Prof. Nagai)||Explain the functions and applications of photocatalyst.|
|Class 3||Outline of Interdisciplinary energy materials science 1 --- What are energy materials? A key technology in energy devices--- (Prof. Ihara)||Explain outline and importance of energy materials.|
|Class 4||Basics of high temperature materials. (Prof. Takeyama)||Explain the type and characteristics of high temperature materials.|
|Class 5||High temperature materials (metals and ceramics) : Comparison between low temperature materials (polymers) in terms of thermal durability. (Prof. Takeyama)||Explain the difference between high temperature materials and low temperature materials.|
|Class 6||Basics of semiconductor materials. (Prof. Mori, Prof. Yoshimoto)||Explain the type and characteristics of semiconductor materials.|
|Class 7||Semiconductor materials : Transparency and carrier conduction, carrier density and mobility control by doping, wide band gap semiconductor and power devices. (Prof. Mori, Prof. Matsuda)||Explain the functions and applications of semiconductor materials.|
|Class 8||Summary of this lecture (Prof. Ueda)||Explain the important points of each topic.|
There is no textbook. Reading materials will be distributed if needed.
Reading materials will be distributed if needed.
Evaluation will be based on the term end examination. Submission of reports will be considered for the evaluation when assigned.