Course title
New energy materials and devices

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Course content
Development of new energy materials and devices to substituted traditional energy which contributing to global warming has become an important issue for every country in the world. For enabling graduate students to understand current and future energy challenges, acquire skills for selecting materials and manufacturing processes in the design of the devices/components required for renewable energy, energy management, and energy harvesting technology, this course provides important physical and chemical principles for new energy technologies as well as extensive knowledge on new energy materials and devices, such as, solar energy, hydrogen and fuel cell, thermoelectric, power battery for electric vehicle and others new energy devices. It is important not only to achieve the optimum material selection, but also to make comprehensive judgments such as the low energy of electronics in devices and the adoption of environmentally friendly technology in material processing.
Purpose of class
The course provides an opportunity for students to gain understanding the importance and necessity of development new energy and materials. The course will build a bridge between new energy material and devices application based on specialize knowledge on material science and chemistry and physics.
Goals and objectives
  1. Student should be able to gain understanding the characteristics of various kinds of new energy, energy policies of developed countries and advantages of new energies.
  2. Student should be able to gain understanding the basic working principles, new energy materials, devices structure and application routes.
  3. Student should be able to gain understanding the development history, importance of new energy material and device in our daily life and future world.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction to new energy materials and devices 新エネルギー材料とデバイス開発の必要性 30minutes
2. Solar energy materials: photovoltaic I 太陽電池のメカニズム 30minutes
3. Solar energy materials: photovoltaic II 高い太陽光変換効率を持ち材料の物性特徴 30minutes
4. Solar energy materials: solar thermal 太陽熱利用の特徴 30minutes
5. Light Emitting Diode 発光ダイオードの材料特徴 30minutes
6. Li-ion battery Liイオン電池の未来 28minutes
7. midterm exam 全般的な復習 60minutes
8. Hydrogen and Fuel cell 燃料電池の操作メカニズム 30minutes
9. Thermoelectric effects and Thermoelectric materials 熱電材料のメリット 30minutes
10. Thermoelectric materials and properties, devices and applications 熱電材料の種類及び合成方法 30minutes
11. Power battery for electric vehicles 電気自動車の将来 30minutes
12. Other new energy devices 授業紹介した内容以上の新エネルギー材料調査 60minutes
13. Literature investigation and oral presentations by students (I) 全体的知識復習 120minutes
14. Literature investigation and oral presentations by students (II) 授業で学んだ知識を利用して、新エネルギー材料デイバスに関する新しい発想を構築 60minutes
Total. - - 598minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

50 50 Total.
1. 10% 10% 20%
2. 20% 20% 40%
3. 20% 20% 40%
Total. 50% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
The students will be evaluated based on their: midterm exam, activity during the class (presentation and discussion) will contribute40% of the grade,final exam will contribute 60% of the grade. Students need at least 60% of the full score to pass this course.
Textbooks and reference materials

1.Introduction to Materials for advanced Energy systems, Colin Tong, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019.
2. Thermoelectrics handbook, Edited by D.M. Rowe, Published in 2006 by CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 0-8493-2264-2.
3. Materials Science for Solar Energy Conversion Systems, Edited by C.G. Granqvist, Published in 1991 by Pergamon, ISBN-0-08-040937-7.
材料科学基礎 半導体デバイス 大学物理基礎 大学化学基礎
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • By appointment. Contact e-mail
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
N/A 該当しない
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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