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Abstract/Syllabus:

Allen, Samuel, and Thomas Eagar, 3.205 Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials, Fall 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed 07 Jul, 2010). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials

Fall 2006

Photo of dizzy dendrite.
Randomly dispersed foreign particles produce "dizzy dendrites," in which the tree-like branches in the crystals tend to curve and split, instead of forming the straight, symmetric patterns typical of pure crystals. This sample was grown in an 80 nanometer-thick film of two blended polymers with randomly dispersed clay particles. (Photo courtesy of the National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST].)

Course Highlights

This course features a comprehensive set of lecture notes and companion lecture summaries for the kinetics component of the subject. The thermodynamics component has not yet been incorporated into OCW.

Course Description

This course explores materials and materials processes from the perspective of thermodynamics and kinetics. The thermodynamics aspect includes laws of thermodynamics, solution theory and equilibrium diagrams. The kinetics aspect includes diffusion, phase transformations, and the development of microstructure.

*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
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



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