Course title
4M800400,7M9900001
Advanced Micro and Nano machine

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Course content
This course is an introduction to micro/nano-machines. Topics include the physics of rubber elasticity, mechanical properties of rubbers, simple theory of polymer gels, theory and application of elastomer actuators, theory and application of gel actuators, and examples of micro/nano-machines using soft materials.
Purpose of class
Functional soft materials have potential as micro/nano-machines. Currently, it has become possible to make small soft materials that are designed for development of micro/nano-machines. In particular, polymeric materials and hydrogels have received much attention because they are unique materials that expand or contract in response to external changes. The goal of this course is to let students understand the mechanical properties of micro/nano-machines and functional materials, and to expose students to practical engineering.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand the deformation mechanism of soft materials.
  2. To understand the principle of operation of soft actuators.
  3. To understand the principle of operation of micro/nano-machines
Language
English
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction of micro/nano-machines, lecture by researcher Students should study micro-nano machines and functional materials in advance. 190minutes
2. Rubber elasticity (1) Thermodynamics of rubbers Students should study thermodynamics of rubbers in advance. 190minutes
3. Rubber elasticity (2) Thermodynamics of rubbers and mechanical properties Students should study thermodynamics of rubbers in advance. 190minutes
4. Stress-strain relationships of rubbers Students should study stress-strain relationships of rubbers in advance. 190minutes
5. Theory of dielectric elastomer actuator Students should study dielectric elastomer actuator in advance. 190minutes
6. Application of dielectric elastomer actuator 1 Students should study dielectric elastomer actuator in advance. 190minutes
7. Application of dielectric elastomer actuator 2 Students should study dielectric elastomer actuator in advance. 190minutes
8. Presentation 1 Students should review all contents and prepare your presentation. 190minutes
9. Thermodynamics of polymer chains Students should study thermodynamics of polymer in advance. 190minutes
10. Thermodynamics of hydrogels Students should study thermodynamics of gels in advance. 190minutes
11. Mechanical properties of hydrogels Students should study mechanical properties of hydrogels in advance. 190minutes
12. Application of hydrogels 1 Students should study swelling behavior of hydrogels in advance. 190minutes
13. Application of hydrogels 2 Students should study swelling behavior of hydrogels in advance. 190minutes
14. Presentation 2 Students should review all contents and prepare your presentation. 190minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Reports Exercises Exercises Total.
1. 10% 10% 10% 30%
2. 10% 10% 10% 30%
3. 10% 10% 20% 40%
Total. 30% 30% 40% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Reports 30%, exercises 30% and presentations 40%.
Textbooks and reference materials
Suggested Texts and articles
・L. R. G. Treloar “The elasticity and related properties of rubbers”, Rep. Prog. Phys.1973, 36, pp.755-826.
・Masao Doi, Soft matter physics, Oxford university press, 2013.
・P. J. Flory, Principles of Polymer Chemistry, 1st ed. (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, United States, 1953).
・Federico Carpi, Danilo De Rossi, Roy Kornbluh, Ronald Pelrine and Peter Sommer-Larsen eds, “Dielectric Elastomers as Electromechanical Transducers”, Elsevier Ltd, 2008
Prerequisites
Students should review mechanics and thermodynamics in advance.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • After class Wednesday, 12:10-13:10
Regionally-oriented
Development of social and professional independence
  • Non-social and professional independence development course
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
N/A N/A
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 3.GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 9.INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
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