Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. FFFN05 overlap following cours/es: FAFN15, FMF150, KOO045, FAFN15, FMF150, KOO045, FAFN15, FMF150 och KOO045. Optional for: F4, K4m, MNAV2, N4, N4nm. Course coordinator: Dr. Kimberly Dick Thelander,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Recommended prerequisits: Compulsory physics and chemistry courses within Engineering Nanoscience (or equivalent). The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 8. Assessment: Written examination. Home page:

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

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to actively argue on thermodynamics problems relating to nanomaterials.

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.

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