MSE 305 - Phase Diagrams and Kinetics of Materials
Demonstrates that the interplay of thermodynamic driving forces and kinetics of mass transfer defines the formation of complex microstructures in real materials. The course begins with an overview of classical thermodynamics and applies these concepts to the analysis of phase equilibrium and phase transformations in one-component systems and binary solutions. Students learn how to read, analyze and even construct phase diagrams from thermodynamic data. The second part of the course concerns basic concepts of kinetic phenomena in materials, with the focus on diffusion and phase transformations. Two computer laboratory projects are incorporated into the course material. (Y)
Prerequisites & Notes Prerequisite: MSE 209 or instructor permission.