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Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

MSE 3050 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials

Demonstrates how 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 the thermodynamic 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 provides an introduction to the basic concepts of kinetic phenomena in materials, with the focus on diffusion and phase transformations. Prerequisite: MSE 2090 or instructor permission.

Credits: 3