Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQN00401 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 物質科学の最前線
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Frontiers of Material Science
タナカ シンペイ,イヌイ マサノリ,オギタ ノリオ,トダ アキヒコ,ヒガシタニ セイジ,タグチ ケン,ハセガワ タクミ,ムネジリ シュウジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon9-10:IAS K202
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lectures using blackboard 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
・The knowledge and understanding  to fully recognize the mutual relations and their importance among individual academic diciplines.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
・The knowledge and understanding to fully recognize the
mutual relations and their importance among individual
academic disciplines. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Cutting edge topic in the field of material science are introduced. Experimental and theoretical methods used in each topic are explained. The obstacles required to overcome there are also presented.   
Class Schedule 1. Guidance, Physics of active matter
Guidance of the course is given. Phenomena of self-propulsion are introduced and their physical mechanisms are explained.
2. Crystallization and polymorphsim of Oil molecles
Crystallization and polymorphism of oil molecules are introduced and the struture formation is explained along wih some exprimental examples.
3. Microscopy and Diffraction
Basic concepts of microscopy and diffraction and the application to the research of the structure of crystalline polymers are explained.
4. Material Science
Physical properties of solid-state matter are introduced, and their application and improvement are explained.
5. Low-Temperature Physics
Unusual properties of liquid helium at low temperatures are introduced and basic concepts of low-temperature physics are explained.
6. Computational physics.
Some examples of computer simulation are explained along with experiments and theories.
7. Sound Waves Observed by X-ray Scattering
Basic concept of waves and lattice vibrations in solids and liquids are explained.
8. Conclusions 
Textbooks are introduced in each lecture. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbooks, handouts, and overhead projector. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review each lecture and ask questions whenever you have a problem to understand concepts taught there.  
Grading Method Attendance, participation of lectures, and reports assigned in each lecture are used to evaluate the achievement.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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