Applied Solid State Physics(2.0 credits)
|Course Type||:||Specialized Courses|
|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|
|Lecturer||:||Yuuichi MASUBUCHI Professor|
|[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.
|Thermodynamics and statistical physics|
|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
|Masao Doi, "Soft-Matter Physics", Oxford University Press, 2013|
|Ronald Larson, "The Structure and Rheology of Complex Fluids", Oxford University Press, 1998|
|Writing examinations will take place at the end of and during the course. Applicants who get more than 60% will pass the exam.|
|Come to Prof. Yuichi Masubuchi (http://masubuchi.jp). Meanwhile, questions and comments are welcome during and/or after the lecture.|