Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. FFFN05 overlaps following cours/es: FAFN15, FMF150 and KOO045. Optional for: F4, K4m, MNAV1, N4m. Course coordinator: Dr. Kimberly Dick Thelander,, Department of Physics. Recommended prerequisits: Basic course in thermodynamics. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 8. Assessment: Written examination. Home page:

This course will offer an overview of thermodynamic phenomena and kinetic processes from a materials science perspective, with application towards nanomaterials.

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 and kinetics problems relating to nanomaterials.

Review of basic thermodynamics; thermodynamic equilibrium; phase equilibria and phase diagrams; reactions & reaction kinetics; heat transport; mass transport in solids and fluids

DeHoff, R.: Thermodynamics in Materials Science. CRC, 2nd edition, 2006. ISBN: 0849340659 (preferred textbook)
B. S. Bokstein et al., Thermodynamics & Kinetics in Materials Science, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-852804-3