For understanding of fundamental properties of organic functional materials, fundamental concepts of surface, interface, state of matter and optical properties are lectured.
Understand important concepts necessary to design organic functional materials.
Liquid crystal, Birefringence, Polarized light, Solid/liquid interfaces, Polymer nanomaterials
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
At the beginning of each class, solutions to exercise problems assigned during the previous class are reviewed. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve. Before coming to class, students should read the course schedule and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Liquid crystal as intermediate phases|
|Class 2||Physics of nematic liquid crystal|
|Class 3||Optics of birefringent materials|
|Class 4||Liquid crystal displays|
|Class 5||Solid/liquid Interfaces I||Understand diffusion double layer, Poisson-Boltzmann equation, and surface forces.|
|Class 6||Solid/liquid Interfaces II||Understand surface tension and wetting behavior.|
|Class 7||Nanotechnology and Polymer Nanomaterials||Understand fundamentals of nanotechnology and polymer nanomaterials.|
|Class 8||Fundamentals of Polymeric Nanofibers||Understand polymeric nanofibers.|
Jacob N. Israelachvili, Intermolecular and Surface Forces (3rd Ed.), Chapters 14 and 17, ISBN: 978-0-12-375182-9
Materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.
Student's course scores are based on exercise problems.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.