(Created 2011-09-01.)

NANOMATERIALS - THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS | FFFN05 |

**Aim**

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

- understand basic concepts of thermodynamics
- understand the meaning of equilibrium as applied to nanomaterials
- understand the development of phase diagrams
- understand fundamental mass transport equations.
- understand heat transfer processes

*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 and phase diagrams; reactions & reaction kinetics; heat transport; mass transport in solids and fluids

**Literature**

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