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MAT_SCI 411: Phase Transformations in Crystalline Materials

Quarter Offered

Spring ; Voorhees

Prerequisites

Mat Sci 408 or equivalent

Description

A course on phase transformations in crystalline solids. Topics will include the thermodynamics of ordered materials: Landau expansions, Bragg-Williams model, antiphase domain boundaries; the kinetics of ordering: ordering spinodals, conditional spinodals, and spinodal ordering; the effects of stress on phase transformations: origins of stress during phase transformations, coherent phase equilibria, coherent nucleation and spinodal decomposition; introduction to solidification and crystal growth.

Textbook: None, review papers will be distributed in class.