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 ANP29001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 複雑液体・ソフトマター論
Subject Name
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Physics of Complex Liquids and Soft Matters
トダ アキヒコ,カジハラ ユキオ,タナカ シンペイ,ムネジリ シュウジ,タグチ ケン,イヌイ マサノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues1-2,Fri3-4:IAS H110
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture-oriented class. In principle, classes will be held face-to-face. Online or on-demand classes may be held, depending on needs and circumstances. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students 4th year student
Keywords Physics, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, liquid metals, macromolecules, colloids, rheology 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Condensed matter physics, which studies the properties of matter, sometimes refers to solid state physics, which is concerned with crystals in a narrow sense.
On the other hand, not all of the materials in the world are crystalline, and there are far more other materials than crystals.
Needless to say, it is important to study them.
In this class, we will learn the basics and research methods of complex liquids and soft matters, which are not crystalline (long-periodic), and link them to actual research. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to specify necessary theories and methods for consideration of issues. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this course, the physical properties of complex liquids and soft matters, along with their research methods, are introduced.
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction (Toda)
Lesson 2: Order and disorder (Munejiri)
Lesson 3: Perfect gas and perfect crystal (Munejiri)
Lesson 4: Pure liquid, mixed liquid and amorphous solid (Munejiri)
Lesson 5: Liquid and continuum (Inui)
Lesson 6: Liquid and continuum (Inui)
Lesson 7: Metals and insulators (Inui)
Lesson 8: Phase transitions and critical phenomena of liquids (Kajihara)
Lesson 9: Softmatter (Toda)
Lesson10: Polymer physics (Toda)
Lesson11: Polymer physics (Taguchi)
Lesson12: Polymer physics (Taguchi)
Lesson13: Physics of fluctuation (1) (Tanaka)
Lesson14: Physics of fluctuation (2) (Tanaka)
Lesson15: Physics of fluctuation (3) (Tanaka)

The reports will be assigned by each teacher. 
The textbook and reference books will be indicated as required.   
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, reference books, and PowerPoint 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Prepare and review for the subjects.   
Grading Method Your grade will be determined on the following factors:
Report 50% and in-class work 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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