The correlations between the higher-order structures and physical properties of polymer materials in solids are overviewed, and the thermal, optical, and electrical properties of functional polymers are explained in detail based on their analytical methods based on preparations and mutual presentations among students. In addition, recent advances in such functional polymer materials and their applications are introduced.
For the development of novel polymeric functional materials, deep understanding on the so-called "Structure-Property relationships" of solid polymers is essential. This lecture aims to give fundamental knowledge to understand the"Structure-Property relationships" based on the latest analytical methods and to afford the essential viewpoint and methodology to facilitate the material design of polymeric functional materials.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the analytical and structural characterization methods and the details of 'the structure-property relationships' of polymers in solids.
2) Acquire expertise on applied physical properties (thermal properties, optical properties, and electrical/electronic properties ) of functional polymer materials based on their analytical methods.
3) Understand the latest trends of functional polymers as well as those based on organic/inorganic hybrid material technology and nanotechnology
Analytical methods for physical properties of polymers and Higher order structures of polymers (Crystal, Liquid crystal, Amorphous, Single crystal, Spherulites, Micro-phase separation, Crosslink structure, Surface and Interfacial Structures)
Applied properties of functional polymers (Thermal, Optical, and Electrical/Electronic properties)
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Polymer materials of which the application properties are highly controlled are referred to as "high- functional polymers", which is the result of state-of-the-art materials chemistry. In every lectures, not only describes the basics of individual properties, the details of various instrumental analyses (characteristic analytical methods) which are indispensable to understand these properties are explained and studied based on preparations and mutual presentations among students.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Applied physical properties and higher-order structures of polymer solids (Introduction) Application of computer science to functional polymer design||Understand the classification and characteristic of hierarchic structures of polymers solids, Understand the application of computer science to functional polymer design|
|Class 2||Thermal properties of the polymers (local motion and mechanical relaxation, thermal expansion, thermal conductivity, thermoelectric conversion, refractive index, birefringence, wavelength dispersion, temperature dependency of the optical properties)||Understand the optical properties of polymers and related functional analysis methods|
|Class 3||New analysis methods for development of polyimide/nano-hybrid optically/electrically/thermally functional materials||Understand the new analytical methods for developing optical, electronic, and thermal functional materials|
|Class 4||Application of density functional theory (DFT) and DFT-based machine learning (Materials informatics) to the design of functional polymers.||Understand the application of computational science for designing functional polymers|
|Class 5||Group work on polymer characterization and physical property analyses from Fundamentals to Applications I||Understand the polymer characterization and physical property analyses via group work & discussion|
|Class 6||Group work on polymer characterization and physical property analyses from Fundamentals to Applications II||Understand the polymer characterization and physical property analyses via group work & discussion|
|Class 7||Group work on polymer characterization and physical property analyses from Fundamentals to Applications III||Understand the polymer characterization and physical property analyses via group work & discussion|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 60 minutes for preparing for class and another 180 minutes for reviewing class content (including assignments) and preparation for group works including presentations.
Course materials (PDF files) are provided prior to lectures via OCW-i
Nishioka Ed., 'Introduction of Polymer Analysis', Tokyo: Kodansha; ISBN-13: 978-4061543607. (Japanese)
Matsushita, Kanaya, Watanabe, Shimomura, Sato, Ito, Tanaka, and Inoue, 'Structure and Properties of Polymers', Tokyo: Kodansha; ISBN-13: 978-4061543805.(Japanese)
Society of Polymer Science Japan Ed., 'Fundamental Polymer Science', Tokyo Kagaku Dojin; ISBN-13: 978-4807906352 .(Japanese)
The level of understanding of the lecture content is evaluated by assignment for each lecture. The evaluations of group discussions are based on mutual evaluation of the distribution materials, presentation slides, presentation contents and clarity, and their contribution to the Q & A session.
Students are requested to have successfully completed CAP.P221：Polymer Physics I (Polymer Solutions) - CAP.P224：Polymer Physics IV (Applied Physical Properties) or have equivalent knowledge.