This course gives an overview of the current status and outlook of several topics in materials science. Students will learn the fundamentals and applications in a variety of fields in materials science. The course also encourages students to develop critical thinking
skills by taking a global view of materials science.
By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the following concepts:
phase transitions, fast dynamics, computational science, catalysis, biomedical applications, energy harvester, electronic functional materials, mixed anion compounds, eco-energy materials, nanomaterials, oxide semiconductors, biointerfaces, superconductivity, nano-scale magentism and spintronics
cutting-edge materials science
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each class gives an overview of different topics in materials science, including the fundamentals and applications .
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Phase transition and functionality of materials||Study the phase transitions in materials and relationship with the functionality of the materials|
|Class 2||Materials dynamics and novel measurement technique using laser||Study dynamical process of atomic motions and phase transition in solids|
|Class 3||Design and exploration of new materials based on advanced computational science||Understand the prediction of materials properties based on recent computational science and its applications to materials design and exploration.|
|Class 4||Catalysts and Material Science||Study advanced inorganic catalyst materials and environment-friendly chemical process|
|Class 5||Biomedical applications using magnetic nanoparticles as an energy converter||Understand biomedical applications using magnetic nanoparticles as an energy converter.|
|Class 6||Novel enegry hervester and green materials using functional thin films||Understand energy hervestes from enviromentally abailable energy|
|Class 7||Novel electronic functional materials created by strong relativistic effects||Understand relativistic effects from heavy elements in solid state materials, which can create novel electronic phenomena and functions|
|Class 8||Synthesis and electronic properties of mixed anion compounds||Study about synthesis and electronic properties of mixed-anion compounds.|
|Class 9||Novel electronic and eco-energy materials by control of atomic-scale morphology and structure||Study about advanced nano-/atomic-scale technology to develop novel electronic and energy materials.|
|Class 10||Electrical properties of nanomaterials and their device||Understand single-electron effect and electron transport mechanism on nanomaterials|
|Class 11||Electronic structures and materials design of oxide semiconductors||Understand the electronic structures of oxides to establish guiding principles for designing new semiconductors|
|Class 12||Basics of analytical tools to investigate molecular processes at biointerfaces||Learn basics of molecular recognition processes and working principles of biosensors.|
|Class 13||Synthesis of new functional materials such as semiconductors and superconductors, and their thin-film growth and device fabrication||Understand representative properties of semiconductors and superconductors|
|Class 14||Nano-scale magnetism and its application to spintoronics and multiferroics||Understanding unique magnetic properties at a nano-scale region.|
Text book specified by the instructor.
Assessment is based on the quality of the written reports and on the status of submission thereof.