2019 Introduction of Ceramics

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Undergraduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
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Tue7-8(S7-201)  Fri7-8(S7-201)  
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Course description and aims

A substance becomes a material only when used for human beings. In particular, ceramics can use all the elements of the periodic table as constituent materials, and it is indispensable to Japan such as semiconductor electronic materials, glass optical materials, medical materials, environmental and energy materials, etc. In recent years it has also become a powerful tool for radioactive material disposal. In this class, we will teach you why ceramics represent such characteristics from basic science, and explain the basic research at university and the applied research at company.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students get the following knowledge of:
1) basic science of ceramics
2) function and application of ceramics
3) ceramics industry


ceramics, electric material, environmental material, biomaterial, energy material, materials informatics, artificial synthesis, anti-bacterial and antivirus material

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Introducition of this lecture
Class 2 Crystal structure Explain the relation between ceramics crystal structure and their properties
Class 3 Ceramics for electronics Explain ceramics examples for electronics device
Class 4 Ceramics for Energy Explain ceramics materials for energy
Class 5 Bio-ceramics Explain bio-ceramics materials
Class 6 Electron behavior in the materials Explain electron behavior in the materials
Class 7 Ceramics for magnetics Explain ceramic magnetic materials
Class 8 Glass Explain Glass technology
Class 9 Analysis Explain new analysis methods.
Class 10 thermoelectric material Explain thermal-electrical energy conversion application of ceramics
Class 11 Ceramics for environment Explain ceramics example for environmental issues
Class 12 Materials infomatics Explain material design from theory
Class 13 Transparent conducting film Explain transparent conducting film
Class 14 Severe environment material Explain materials necessary for harsh environment
Class 15 Examination Exam.


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Introduction to ceramics

Assessment criteria and methods

Final exam.

Related courses

  • MAT.C350 : Ceramics Laboratory I
  • MAT.C351 : Ceramics Laboratory II
  • MAT.C352 : Ceramics Laboratory III

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