Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSQB0401 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 複雑系基礎論
Subject Name
(Katakana)
フクザツケイキソロン
Subject Name in
English
Fundamentals of Complex Matter
Instructor INUI MASANORI,OGITA NORIO,HASEGAWA TAKUMI
Instructor
(Katakana)
イヌイ マサノリ,オギタ ノリオ,ハセガワ タクミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues1-4:IAS H110
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
 
lecture mainly using ms power point and a projector 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students  
Keywords complex matter, liquids, amorphous solids, atomic structure and x-ray and neutron scattering 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To understand various properties of complex matter such as liquids and amorphous solids at an atomic level, it is important to adopt both a theoretical approach based on statistical physics and an experimental approach such as x-ray and neutron scatterings. Using these approaches enables ones to obtain valuable information on structure and phonons and atomic dynamics in complex matter. The basic concepts and methods of these approaches are discussed in this class. 
Class Schedule lesson1
Guidance - What is a liquid?
lesson2
Structure of disordered materials - X-ray and syncrotron radiation
lesson3
Structure of disordered materials - Structure factor and radial distribution function
lesson4
Structure of disordered materials - Monte Carlo simulation
lesson5
Structure of disordered materials - neutron diffraction
lesson6
Structure of disordered materials - small-angle scattering
lesson7
Atomic dynamics in disordered materials - inelastic neutron scattering and phonon
lesson8
Atomic dynamics in a simple liquid
lesson9
Atomic dynamics in a complex fluid
lesson10
Structural properties of disordered materials - Molten Salt
lesson11
Electronic processes in disordered materials - basic concepts
lesson12
Structure analysis in disordered materials - XAFS spectroscopy
lesson13
Structure and electronic properties - liquid Se-Te mixtures
lesson14
Structure and electronic properties - metal-nonmetal transition in fluid Hg
lesson15
Electronic processes in disordered materials - recent progress

Each student is required to submit a report about a specific
topic given after lesson 6.
 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
No textbook. References such as 'The Physics of Structurally Disordered Matter' by N. E. Cusack (Adam Hilder IOP 1987) are provided in the lectures. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
(More Details) PowerPoint presentation and a projector, hand outs 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Basic knowledge of physics is useful. 
Requirements  
Grading Method Attitude toward the class 30% and a lab report 70% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
Other The language of instruction will be decided and announced by the instructor on the first day of class based on the language proficiency of the students. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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