Course Title : Ceramic Materials Science

Code 10C267
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Thu 2nd
Location Engineering Science Depts Bldg.-112
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor I. Tanaka and A. Seko

Course Description

This lecture covers the mechanical, optical, and electronic properties of ceramics, their microscopic mechanisms, and fundamental knowledge required for the design of ceramics. Applications of advanced experimental and theoretical approaches to ceramic research are also discussed.

Grading

Evaluations are made based on the examination or reports.

Course Goals

Systematic understanding of the properties of ceramics on macroscopic and microscopic scales and learning approaches to the issues in ceramic research.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction to ceramics 2 Overview of the history and commercial applications of ceramics.
Fundamentals of ceramics 4 Fundamentals of ceramics such as crystal structure, electronic structure, and thermodynamical properties. The atomic and electronic structure of point defects, surfaces, grain boundaries, and their impacts on the properties of ceramics.
Structural ceramics 2 Mechanical properties of ceramics.
Energy ceramics 2 Ceramics for energy applications and their understanding from the viewpoint of the atomic and electronic structure.
Optical and electronic ceramics 4 Optical and electronic properties of ceramics for laser and electronic device applications and their understanding from the viewpoint of the atomic and electronic structure.
Assessment of mastery of the course content 1 The mastery of the course content is assessed.

Textbook

Textbook(supplemental)

Yet-Ming Chiang et al., Physical Ceramics (John Wiley & Sons)

Prerequisite(s)

Independent Study Outside of Class

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