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 Chemistry Program
Lecture Code WSD09000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 光機能化学
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Photochemistry of Advanced Material
サイトウ ケンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon1-2,Tues3-4
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Writing on blackboard 
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) 07 : Chemistry
Eligible Students Graduate students of department of chemistry
Keywords Nanomaterial science, photofunctoinal material 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
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Class Objectives
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For studies on chemistry and materials science as well as R&D in company after graduation, the frequency to encounter solid state physics increases. In other words, a researcher who majors in chemistry has been required from the field on metal, semiconductor, dielectric materials, and organic solid materials as well as device development such as LED and solar cell. However, almost undergraduate students and graduate students of the department of chemistry would not learn solid state physics as a compulsory subject.
Here, we learn basic and important topics of solid state physics especially for a graduate student of department of chemistry. Namely, we cannot all of solid state physics but focus selected important topics.  Our goal is to understand the concepts of wavevector, density of state, reciprocal lattice, Brillouin zone, band gap, optical response of solid, and so on. These concepts will frequently appear in the different topic such as heat capacity, phonon, electronic band structure, light, and electron. The common keywords in this class are solid and wave. The topics are in the following.
Class Schedule 1st: wave and vibration
2nd: heat capacity I
3rd: heat capacity II
4th: lattice vibration I
5th: lattice vibration II
6th: Fermi energy
7th: Fermi energy and Fermi-Dirac function
8th: Diffraction and reciprocal scape
9th: Reciprocal scape and Brillouin zone
10th: Brillouin zone and band structure
11th: Band structure and metal, semiconductor, and insulator
12th: Optical property of solids I
13th: Optical property of solids II
14th: Optical property of solids III
15th: recent topics of photofunctional materials 
H. Ibach, H. Lueth. Solid-State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science, Springer
C. Kittel. Introduction to Solid State Physics, Wiley
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The topic is relating to the previous class topic. That is, the topic will overlap the previous one. This indicates that reviewing is important.   
Requirements You need to make careful investigations on your research study and discuss the results with your colleagues including your supervisor. You need to grasp any problems on your research study and consider a means to solve the problems. 
Grading Method Grade is evaluated on the basis of the final exam, intermediate exam, and papers. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Enjoy properties and functions of materials. 
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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