Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Chemical Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSF20701 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name ソフトマテリアルプロセッシング特論
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Advanced Soft Materials Processing
キハラ シンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon3-4,Thur3-4
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Instruction by lecturing using PowerPoint slides, and writing on the blackboard. If the instructor is unable to teach the class face-to-face, the class may be taught via the web. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Chemical Engineering
Eligible Students Master course students
Keywords Material Processing, Chemical Physics for Polymers, Polymer Rheology,  Polymer Processing 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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Criterion referenced
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Class Objectives
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It is well known that polymer-based soft materials have the feature that can easily change by macroscopic deformation, heat transfer, material transfer, and electric chemical processing. It means that mechanical, dielectric, and electric responses of polymer-based soft materials are controlled by spatial non-equilibrium structures determined by the history of the material processing. These phenomena are complex, but ubiquitous in material production and manufacturing processes. In this lecture, I would like to present an aspect of the scaling treatment of polymers as one of the methods for describing the phenomena for higher-order and complex soft materials. 
Class Schedule The 1st. Guidance and introduction
The 2nd. Single chain conformations, ideal chains part I Expansion of polymer chain
The 3rd. Single chain conformations, ideal chains part II  Gaussian chain
The 4th. Single chain conformations, real chains part I Exclusive volume effect
The 5th. Single chain conformations, real chains part II Hard segment effect
The 6th. Polymer solutions part I Lattice model
The 7th. Polymer solutions part II Phase equilibrium and melting point
The 8th. Polymer solutions part III Electrolyte polymer
The 9th. Polymer chain dynamics part I Linear viscoelasticity
The 10th. Polymer chain dynamics part II Non-entangled chain
The 11th. Polymer chain dynamics part III Entangled chain
The 12th. Polymer chain dynamics part IV Rheological properties depending on the molecular weights
The 13th. Polymer rheology and polymer processing part I Constitutive equations
The 14th. Polymer rheology and polymer processing part II Shear and elongational  properties of polymers
The 15th. Polymer rheology and polymer processing part III Polymer processing

The 16th, Term exam.

Part of the lecture content may not be conducted. 
Principal textbook: M. Rubinstein and R. C. Colby: Polymer Physics (Oxford University Press, 2003).
Other references:
(1) P.G. de Gennes: Scaling Concepts in Polymer Physics;
(2) M. Doi and S.F. Edwards: The Theory of Polymer Dynamics; Oxford University Press, 1987
(3) R. G. Larson: The Structure and Rheology of Complex Fluids; Oxford University Press, 2000
(5) G.ストローブル著,田口,深尾訳,”凝縮系物理学”,シュプリンガー・ジャパン,2006
(6) S. A. サフラン著,好村訳,”コロイドの物理学”,吉岡書店,2001
(7) R. B. Bird et al., "Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids I", 2nd ed., Wiley, 1986 
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(More Details) Textbook and Power Point slides 
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Preparation and
Please read the text book before the lecture.
And also please read reference books for a deeper understanding. 
Grading Method 100 points as a perfect score (80% term examination and 20% homework) and assume more than 60 points is a pass. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Analysis of polymer processing. 
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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