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The course deals with the thermodynamic basis of phase equilibria and phase transformations in materials science. The fundamental laws of thermodynamics and general conditions for equilibrium and stability will be discussed. The mathematical modeling of various phases and their thermodynamic behavior and some related phenomena will be discussed

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus F4H5104 (Autumn 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM:

1. Thermodynamic basis, Unary systems, Driving force, Characteristic state functions, Change of variables, Principles of modeling, Home assignment 1 handed out.

Discussion of home assignment 1.

2. Multicomponent systems, Modeling of disorder, Home assignment 2 handed out.

Discussion of home assignment 2

3. Modeling of solutions, Evaluation and use of driving force, Home assignment 3 handed out.

Discussion of home assignment 3.

4. Phases with sublattices, Stability, Home assignment 4 handed out.

Discussion of home assignment 4.

5. Gibbs energy diagrams, Phase equilibria and phase diagrams, Home assignment 5 handed out.

Discussion of home assignment 5

6. Molar phase diagrams, Thermodynamics of phase phase transformations, Home assignment 6 handed out.

Discussion of home assignment 6

7. Partitionless transformations                                   

Home exam to be handed in.
You may discuss the problems within the group but you must hand in individual solutions.

Intended learning outcomes

The course deals with the thermodynamic basis of phase equilibria and phase transformations in materials science. The fundamental laws of thermodynamics and general conditions for equilibrium and stability will be discussed. The mathematical modeling of various phases and their thermodynamic behavior and some related phenomena will be discussed

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admitted to doctoral studies

Recommended prerequisites

All graduate students with interest in materials science are welcome to follow the course. However, some basic knowledge in physical chemistry and solid state physics is required.

Equipment

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Literature

M. Hillert: Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations, their Thermodynamic Basis, Cambridge University Press 1998 (The book can be ordered via Amazom.com)

Reading instructions: http://www.met.kth.se/utbildning/4H5104/reading-instructions.pdf

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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Examination

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Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Written material and home assignments will be handed out at each lecture. All active students are required to study the material and to solve the home-work problems before next discussion and lecture.

A written exam will be given after the last lecture, a separate written exam will be given in the advanced course

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Profile picture Malin Selleby

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Materials Science and Engineering