2019 Soft Materials

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Ando Shinji  Ouchi Yukio 
Course component(s)
Lecture     
Day/Period(Room No.)
at Tsinghua Univ. (清華大学開講科目)  
Group
-
Course number
MAT.P483
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3-4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This course is for students in Tokyo Tech-Tsinghua University joint graduate program. The course is held at Tsinghua University in Beijing and mainly deals with the fundamental concepts of soft materials. Since the instructors and the topics change every year, the course contents will be revised every year. This year, the course will be divided into two: the former half will deal with ionic liquid and the latter half will be fundamentals of aromatic engineering plastics and their functionalization of optical, thermal, and electrical properties.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will acquire the following abilities:
1) Students will gain an understanding of the structure, properties, and functions of ionic liquids.
2) Ability to explain fundamentals of aromatic engineering plastics and their functionalization of optical, thermal, and electrical properties.

Keywords

ionic liquid, physical chemistry, surface chemistry, aromatic polymers, optical properties, thermal expansion / thermal conduction

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This course will proceed in the following order: (1) Single molecule spectroscopy and super-resolution microscopy, (2) the structure and properties of aromatic polymers

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Ionic liquid : historical background Explain the historical background of ionic liquids
Class 2 Concepts characteristics for ionic liquids Explain the concepts characteristics for ionic liquids in relation with conventional liquids
Class 3 Structure of ionic liquids (structure, surface structure, electronic structure) Explain the structural characteristics of ionic liquids, in terms of bulk structure, surface structure, and electronic structure.
Class 4 Physico-chemical properties of ionic liquids (dynamics) Explain the general background of the dynamics of ionic liquids
Class 5 Physico-chemical properties of ionic liquids (reactions) Explain the general background of the chemical reaction of ionic liquids
Class 6 Functions of ionic liquids (nano-structure) Explain the general background of the functions based on nano-structure of ionic liquids
Class 7 Functions of ionic liquids (energy device) Explain the general background of the functions for energy devices
Class 8 Structure and physical properties of aromatic engineering plastics Explain structure and physical properties of aromatic engineering plastics
Class 9 Fundamentals of optical properties of polymers Explain fundamentals of optical properties of polymers
Class 10 Fundamentals of thermophysical properties (thermal expansion and thermal conduction) of polymers Explain fundamentals of thermophysical properties of polymers
Class 11 Foundations of electrical and dielectric properties of polymers Explain foundations of electrical and dielectric properties of polymers
Class 12 Optical properties of polyimides and their applications Explain optical properties of polyimides and their applications
Class 13 Thermal properties of polyimides and their applications Explain thermal properties of polyimides and their applications
Class 14 Electrical and dielectric properties of polyimides and their applications Explain electrical and dielectric properties of polyimides and their applications
Class 15 Practice problems and interpretation for confirming the level of understanding Solve practice problems by accurate understanding of the above 1st-14th lectures.

Textbook(s)

Non required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Practice problems and interpretation for confirming the level of understanding (90%), level of class participation (10%) (The level of class participation will be evaluated by discussion, brief examination in the lecture.)

Related courses

  • CAP.P421 : Special Lecture on Characterization of Polymer Structures and Properties
  • CAP.P422 : Advanced Polymer Properties
  • CAP.P432 : Elements of Polymer Science II

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

No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.

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