For the production of functional materials related to the environment and energy, as well as ceramics, properties and elemental technologies related to fine particles are important such as quantum effects due to the size of fine particles, peculiar properties due to the shape of fine particles, grinding and sorting, dispersion and aggregation in liquids, the rheology of suspension, etc. In this course students will gain an understanding of the shape, structure, dispersion, etc. of these fine particles, and learn about their relationship with the recent environmental and energy fields.
Students will gain an understanding of the physical properties and characteristics of fine particles important for the manufacturing of environmental technologies and ceramics, from the viewpoint of fine particle engineering and chemical engineering for powder dispersion and rheology, and the viewpoint of quantum mechanics and solid physics for quantum size effects.
particle, quantum dot, nanotube, dispersion, rheology
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Explain basic and applied aspect of fine-particle engineering
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Patents and technology development||Introduce basic knowledge of patents|
|Class 2||Fundamental concept of powder technology||Study about powder properties, particle properties and powder of powder conglomerate|
|Class 3||Elementary technology for powder technology||Study about relationship between the motion of powder and comminution, separation etc.|
|Class 4||Dispersion of powders in liquid solution||Study about dispersion of powder in water and DLVO theory|
|Class 5||Dispersion of powder in liquid solution by polymer||Study about steric and depletion interaction|
|Class 6||Rheology of concentrated suspension||Study about basic theory of Rheology and the application of concentrated suspension|
|Class 7||Packing theory of powders||Study about Basic concept of packing theory and simulation|
|Class 8||Property of nanoparticle 1 (semiconductor nanoparticle)||Explain the properties of semiconductor nanoparticles on the basis of solid state physics.|
|Class 9||Property of nanoparticle 2 (quantum dot and plasmonic material)||Explain quantum dot and plasmonic materials.|
|Class 10||Property of nanoparticle 3 (nanotube and nanosheet)||Explain nanotube and nanosheet structures and their applications.|
|Class 11||Particle engineering for environmental purification 1||Explain particle technologies on environmental purification issues.|
|Class 12||Particle engineering for environmental purification 2||Explain titanium dioxide photocatalyst and its applications.|
|Class 13||Particle engineering for energy 1||Explain the technologies for renewal energy on the basis of particle engineering.|
|Class 14||Particle engineering for energy 2||Explain the technologies for solar energy conversion on the basis of particle engineering.|
|Class 15||Summary||Summarize the course.|
Handout by instructor
Inorganic and Metallic Nanotubular Materials （Miyauchi et al. Springer)
Assessment is based on the quality of the written reports.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.