(Created 2008-07-17.)

NANOMATERIALS - THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS | FFFN05 |

**Aim**

This course will offer an overview of thermodynamic phenomena from a materials science perspective, with application towards nanomaterials. Some relevant kinetic processes with also be presented.

*Knowledge and understanding*

For a passing grade the student must

- understand basic concepts of thermodynamics
- understand the meaning of equilibrium as applied to nanomaterials
- understand the development of phase diagrams
- understand processes involved in multicomponent reacting systems
- understand fundamental mass transport equations.

*Skills and abilities*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to apply thermodynamic equations to materials science problems
- be able to interpret binary and ternary phase diagrams
- be able to discuss and solve chemical reaction problems
- be able to define and solve mass diffusion problems.

*Judgement and approach*

For a passing grade the student must

**Contents**

Review of basic thermodynamics; thermodynamic equilibrium; phase equilibria, phase stability and phase transformations; phase diagrams (single component - multicomponent); reactions & reaction kinetics; mass transport - diffusion in solids, diffusion in fluids; heat transport; size effects.

**Literature**

DeHoff, R.: Thermodynamics in Materials Science. CRC, 2nd edition, 2006. ISBN: 0849340659