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#### Course Highlights

#### Course Description

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

## Syllabus

This course is taught in two six-week components. The first component, thermodynamics, includes laws of thermodynamics, solution theory and equilibrium diagrams. The second component, kinetics, includes diffusion, phase transformations, and the development of microstructure.

Note: This OCW site only includes the kinetics component. The thermodynamics component has not yet been incorporated into OCW.

#### Texts and Reading Materials

Ragone, David V. Thermodynamics of Materials. Vol. 1. New York, NY: Wiley, 1994. ISBN: 9780471308850.

Porter, David A., and K. E. Easterling. Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Chapman & Hall, 1992. ISBN: 9780748757411.

Balluffi, Robert W., Samuel M. Allen, and W. Craig Carter. Kinetics of Materials. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, 2005. ISBN: 9780471246893.

#### Grading

4 Weekly Assignments

1 In-class Examination

## Calendar

Included below is the calendar for the kinetics portion of 3.205, typically taught in a six-week period in the second half of the semester. The thermodynamics segment of 3.205, taught in the first half of the semester, has not yet been incorporated into OCW.

LEC # | TOPICS |
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1 | Fields and Gradients, Fluxes, Continuity Equation |

2 | Entropy Production, Conjugate Driving Forces |

3 | Mass Diffusion in a Continuum, Diffusion Coefficients |

4 | Solutions to the Diffusion/Heat Equation, Atomistic Mechanisms of Diffusion |

5 | Diffusion in Ionic Crystals |

6 | Role of Microstructure in Diffusion; Short Circuits |

7 | Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Nucleation |

8 | Diffusional Growth, The "Moving Boundary" Problem |

9 | Solidification |

10 | Spinodal Decomposition |

11 | Particle Coarsening |

12 | Sintering |