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Applied Solid State Physics(2.0 credits)

Code:225
Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Materials Engineering Applied Physics Quantum Science and Energy Engineering
Starts 1 : 4 the previous term 4 the previous term 4 the previous term
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective Elective
Lecturer : Yuuichi MASUBUCHI Professor 

•Course Purpose
[Important Notice: this lecture has been completely changed from FY2017, and the course name "Applied Solid-State Physics" does not mach the contents.]

In this lecture, we will see the applications of statistical physics to some materials that are familiar in our daily life. We are surrounded by materials so-called soft-matters that include polymers, rubbers, gels, liquid crystals, etc. The softness of these materials is owing to the microscopic (mesoscopic) structures that consist of hundreds of atoms. The structure dominates not only the mechanical properties but also the other material properties. Consequently, statistical physics is quite useful for theoretical descriptions of such material properties.

Note that in this specific lecture we focus on the equilibrium properties of soft-matters. The dynamics will be discussed in the other lecture course in the graduate school.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Thermodynamics and statistical physics

•Course Topics
1. Solutions: physics of isotonic drinks
2. Surfaces and surfactants: physics of wetting, physics of "Kimi-ga-yo"
3. Rubbers: physics of rubber bands and balloons
4. Gels: physics of diapers

•Textbook
Masao Doi, "Soft-Matter Physics", Oxford University Press, 2013

•Additional Reading
Ronald Larson, "The Structure and Rheology of Complex Fluids", Oxford University Press, 1998

•Grade Assessment
Writing examinations will take place at the end of and during the course. Applicants who get more than 60% will pass the exam.

•Notes
None

•Contacting Faculty
Come to Prof. Yuichi Masubuchi (http://masubuchi.jp). Meanwhile, questions and comments are welcome during and/or after the lecture.

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