2020 Ceramics Laboratory I

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Miyauchi Masahiro  Yamaguchi Akira  Hubarevich Hanna  Kishi Tetsuo  Kubota Yuta 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
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Tue5-8(S7-204,209)  Fri5-8(S7-204,209)  
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Course description and aims

This experiment course intends to learn about the processing and evaluation of properties of sensitivity ceramics materials deeply correlated with human life. After the fundamental experiments to get the knowledge on the concepts of these materials in their usage and experimental techniques, the students make the plan for the advanced experiments and carry out. Through the organization of experimental data and summarization, the students show them in the presentation, and discuss the science and technology about these ceramics. In addition, the student can have the lectures on the safety in the experiment, skills on the presentation, computer operations, and analysis procedures of data.

Student learning outcomes

This course aims to master the fundamentals on originality, important issues, planning ability, executive ability, and ability of expression.


environmental ceramics sensitivity materials glass glaze color

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

All the experimental works will be done by group.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lecture on the experiment and its procedure of sensitivity materials Learn about the fundalmentals on sensitivity materials
Class 2 Lectures on the safety of experiment, how to make reports, how t analyse data on materials properties Learn about the fundamental knowledge on the experiment risk, safty etc.
Class 3 Sensitivity materials experiments 1: coloration of glass Learn about coloration mechanism and its evaluation method
Class 4 Sensitivity materials experiments 2: colors of glaze Learn about the color of glaze
Class 5 Sensitivity materials experiments 3: preparation and evaluation of color specimens using glasses and glazes Learn about the synthesis method and the measurement technique to evaluate color of glass and glaze
Class 6 Shippouyaki Practice for Shippouyaki making based on the knowledge of coloring.
Class 7 Advanced experiment 1: Planning and check of the advanced experiments Make plans for advanced experiment.
Class 8 Advanced experiment 2: group experiment (preparation of glaze) Preparation of materials
Class 9 Advanced experiment 3: group experiment (test of glaze) Evaluation of the prepared materials
Class 10 Sensitivity materials lecture 1: Science on the coloring of pottery Learn about the mechanism of coloring of pottery.
Class 11 Sensitivity materials lecture 2: Design and Sensitivity in marketing strategy Learn about the role of design and sensitivity in marketing strategy
Class 12 Advanced experiment 5: group experiment (preparation of specimens using glaze and evaluation of their color) Preparation of samples using the prepared materials, and their evaluation
Class 13 Advanced experimnent 6: group work (data analisys and arrange, and discussion for presentation data management, discussion and making graph and illustration for the presentation
Class 14 Final presentation Presentation for obtained results.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 50 minutes preparing for class and another 50 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Experiment textbook is provided.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Textbook of "Seramikku kiso-koza1 seramikku jikkenn(Uchida-rokaku-ho)" is recommended as the refeence book. Printed documents are distributed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students are requested to join and carry out all the experiments, and do the proposed tasks to judge their knowledge on the experiments and ceramics.

Related courses

  • MAT.C205 : Introduction of Ceramics
  • MAT.P215 : Inorganic Chemistry
  • MAT.P204 : Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics)

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

Students are recommended to learn about the fundamental knowlegde on ceramic materials in 1st or 2nd year.

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