Course title
High-Pressure Science

yamamoto ayako Click to show questionnaire result at 2018
Course content
This course deals with basic concept of "Pressure", history of development in engineering and science of high pressure, methods of high-pressure generation, and types of high-pressure equipment. The course also provides recent research topics on materials and geophysics. Personal investigation on "high pressure around you", and group discussion on the issues will be set.
Purpose of class
The aim of this course are to know and understand the meaning of "Pressure" that is one of the essential parameters of material stability, and to understand the application to scientific research and engineering. Another purpose is to study the practical techniques and equipment related to high pressure. The final goal is to propose a plan or an idea to find a breakthrough of the problems with using high-pressure techniques.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand a basic concept of pressure and units of pressure, and to explain these to your classmates and teacher
  2. To deepen the understanding through the investigation of "pressure around you", and group discussion on it
  3. To study the recent topics in high pressure study, and to proposed your idea related to high pressure
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Outline of lecture and introduction of high-pressure science Review of the lesson 100minutes
2. A topic in high pressure: development of "super diamond" and discussion about it Search for super-hard materials 100minutes
3. History of development of technics in pressure-generation Review of thermodynamics relative to high pressure 100minutes
4. Types and methods of pressure-generation equipment Investigate structure of perovskite 100minutes
5. Inner structure of earth and high pressure Review of inner structure of the earth 100minutes
6. Application of high pressure (1) case study and discussion Search for high-pressure technique 100minutes
7. Application of high pressure (2) presentation on the case study Preparation of presentation on application of high pressure 100minutes
8. Material development by high-pressure synthesis Review of basics of crystal structure 100minutes
9. Experiment of pressure generation with high-pressure machine Review of pressure-generation equipment 100minutes
10. Crystal structural chemistry under high pressure Review of chemical bonding 100minutes
11. Solid state physics under high pressure Review of periodic table 100minutes
12. Research of high pressure case study and discussion Preparation of presentation on the topic of high pressure 100minutes
13. Large scale facility for high-pressure experiment: Review of the lesson 100minutes
14. Summary of the course: prospects of high-pressure study Proposal for new high-pressure research 100minutes
Total. - - 1400minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

quiz presentantion report, homework Total.
1. 20% 10% 10% 40%
2. 10% 10% 10% 30%
3. 10% 10% 10% 30%
Total. 40% 30% 30% -
Evaluation method and criteria
(1) attendance 20%, (2) quiz 40%, (3)homework 20%, (4)presentation 20%
Textbooks and reference materials
No specified textbook, reference book: World of high pressure by T. Yagi, Iwanami(publisher) in Japanese
Nothing special
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Contact me by e-mail in advance.
Relation to the environment
Development of social and professional independence
    Active-learning course
    Course by professor with work experience
    Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
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    Last modified : Fri Jun 28 04:02:45 JST 2019