2019 Organic Materials Functional Design

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Asai Shigeo 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue7-8(S8-623)  
Group
-
Course number
MAT.P421
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

In order to study the structure and properties of crystalline polymers, it is essential to acquire the ability to analyze the structure and properties by using various analytical methods. This course focuses on the wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), including the theory and analytical methods, which are essential techniques to characterize the structure and properties of crystalline polymers.
This course also focuses on the basic concepts to control the structure and properties of crystalline polymers and polymer composites after introducing the research on the crystallization and microcellular foaming of crystalline polymers by using high-pressure carbon dioxide treatment, and the research on the electrical conductive particle-filled polymer composites.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Have an understanding of wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) that are essential techniques to characterize the structure and properties of crystalline polymers.
2) Have an ability to analyze the structure of polymers by using WAXD and SAXS.
3) Have a fundamental understanding of basic concepts to control the structure and properties of crystalline polymers and polymer composites.

Keywords

Structure and Properties of Polymer, Wide-angle X-ray Diffraction, Small-angle X-ray Scattering, High-pressure Carbon Dioxide, Microcellular Plastics, Electrical Conducive Particle-Filled Polymer Composites

Competencies that will be developed

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

Before coming to class, students should check the course schedule and read the course materials on OCW-i.
Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Theory and Measurement Methods of X-ray Diffraction and Scattering
Class 2 Theory and Method for Structure Analysis of Polymer by Wide-angle X-ray Diffraction (Crystallite Size and Degree of Crystallinity)
Class 3 Theory and Method for Structure Analysis of Polymer by Wide-angle X-ray Diffraction (Crystal Orientation) Evaluation of the structure of crystalline polymer by wide-angle X-ray diffraction.
Class 4 Theory for Structure Analysis of Polymer by Small-angle X-ray Scattering
Class 5 Analysis of Crystalline Higher-order Structure of Polymer by One-dimensional Correlation Function Evaluation of the higher-order structure of crystalline polymer by small-angle X-ray scattering.
Class 6 Control of Structure and Properties of Crystalline Polymer by High-pressure Carbon Dioxide Treatment
Class 7 Electrical Conducive Particle-Filled Polymer Composites
Class 8 Control of Microcellular Structure and Properties of Microcellular Plastics

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on reports (100%).

Related courses

  • MAT.P422 : Organic Materials Design

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

No prerequisites.

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