This course introduces recent polymer science studies performed in Tokyo Tech with reviewing the fundamentals of polymer structures and properties.
Students will understand the importance of the fundamentals of polymer structure and properties in polymer science and have the chance to understand the aims of graduate major courses on polymer science prior to their attending the lectures.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the fundamentals on polymer structures and properties.
2) Understand and explain recent advances in polymer science based on the fundamentals on polymer structures and properties.
Polymer structure, Polymer property, Polymer characterization, Polymer simulation
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
At the beginning of each class, the fundamentals on polymer structures and properties are exlained, and then recent advances in polymer science are explained.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Polymer chain structure and transion behavior (Hidemine Furuya)||Explain chain conformation and structure transition.|
|Class 2||Morphology formation in polymer blends (Shuichi Nojima)||Explain the mechanism of morphology formation in polymer blends.|
|Class 3||Polymer liquid crystals and their orientations (Masatoshi Tokita)||Explain structures and orientations of polymer liquid crystals.|
|Class 4||Nanomecanical properties of polymer alloys and composites (Ken Nakjima)||Explain basic of polymer alloys and composites and their nanomechanical properties.|
|Class 5||Structure-physical property relationships for optical, electronic and thermo-functional polymers, and development of new materials (Shinji Ando)||Explain application of polymer spectroscopy to development of functional materials.|
|Class 6||Physico-chemical properties of polymers in aqueous systems (Mitsuru Satoh)||Explain conformational transitions driven by interactions in aqueous systems.|
|Class 7||Theoretical calculations of molecular structures and intermolecular interactions (Susumu kawauchi)||Explain molecular structures and intermolecular interactions theoretically.|
|Class 8||Overall Exercises and final examination. (Hidemine Furuya)||Evaluate achievemnet for classes.|
Materials are provided during class or uploaded on OCW-i.
Society of Polymer Science, Japan eds. Kisokoubunshikagaku, Tokyo Dojin, ISBN4-8079-0635-6 (in Japanese)
Students' knowledge for fundamentals of polymer structure and property, and related recent researche topics will be assessed.
Final exams 80%, exercise problems 20%.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in courses related to polymer science is desirable.