Phase Transformations & Kinetic Processes in Materials (MATE 302) Course Details

Course Name: Phase Transformations & Kinetic Processes in Materials
Code: MATE 302
Pre-requisite Course(s): MATE 202, MATE 203, consent of the department
Objective: To furnish students with the knowledge of phase transformations in materials. To teach students the diffusion mechanisms in solids. To introduce students the concept of surface energy, the types of interfaces and their roles in phase transformations. To get students familiar with the diffusional and diffusionless phase transformations
Content: Overview of kinetics in relation to equilibrium thermodynamics, Motion of Atoms and Molecules by Diffusion in crystals & along crystal imperfections, and in noncrystalline materials; Motion of Dislocations and Interfaces; Chemical Reaction Rate Theory; Nucleation & Growth of Phases; Phase Transformations and microstructural evolution. Spinodal and Order-Disorder Transformations; Precipitation & Coarsening; Martensitic Transformations. All materials classes, including metals and alloys, ionic and intermetallic compounds, glasses, semiconductors, and polymers, will be considered in terms of similarities and differences
Term: Autumn
Theory: 3
Application: 0
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
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