Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code ANP20001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 物質科学実験D
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Laboratory Work in Material Sciences D
オギタ ノリオ,タナカ シンペイ,ハセガワ タクミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-7,Fri5-7:IAS H109
Lesson Style Experiment Lesson Style
(More Details)
discussion, presentation, laboratory work 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students 3rd grade
Keywords Active matter, image analysis, modeling, Raman scattering, Infrared absorption spectroscopy 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This laboratory work provides the fundamental experimental methods and common skills necessary for the comprehension of physical materials sciences. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to specify necessary theories and methods for consideration of issues.
・The abilities and skills to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, and to deliver presentations at a seminar or research meetings, and to answer questions. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The objective of this laboratory work is to understand the basic concepts and principles underlying  materials sciences by learning and performing experiments.

In “Laboratory Work in Material Sciences D”, students will conduct experiments on

I. Colloid
II. Observation of the microscopic dynamics of molecules or atoms in a crystal using light absorption or scattering. They will also learn the fundamentals of these experimental methods and of the microscopic structure and dynamics of materials.
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction: What is active matter?
Lesson 2: Laboratory work: Observations 1
Lesson 3: Image analysis 1
Lesson 4: Laboratory work: Observations 2
Lesson 5: Image analysis 2
Lesson 6: Modeling
Lesson 7: Summary
Lesson 8: Introduction: What is light absorption and scattering?
Lesson 9: The basic concepts of light absorption and scattering of materials.
Lesson 10: Laboratory work: Raman scattering of simple molecules
Lesson 11: Laboratory work: Raman scattering of simple molecules
Lesson 12: Laboratory work: Raman scattering of crystals
Lesson 13: Laboratory work: Infrared absorption of simple molecules
Lesson 14: Analyze the experimental data and summarize the results.
Lesson 15:

Each student have to submit a lab report for every theme by an announced deadline 
Handouts will be provided in each lesson. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Whiteboard and/or blackboard are used. Projections and PowerPoint will also be used. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Read the handouts very carefully before each lesson and fully understand the concepts of the experiments. Reviewing the basic knowledge of physical measurements and error analysis is also useful. 
Requirements This laboratory work is combined with Laboratory work in Materials Sciences D, and students must  register for both classes concurrently.  
Grading Method Active participation in experiments approximately 50% and laboratory report approximately 50%. 
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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