315052 Transformations and Kinetics of Materials

2.5 credits

Prerequisite courses: (315051 and 315003)



Students’ final grade will be determined according to academic progress monitored during the semester.

Course Description:

  • The driving forces for transformations in materials
  • Gibbs free energy and chemical potential
  • Changes in crystals structure, composition and morphology
  • Massive transformations
  • Diffusion transformations
  • Phenomenological kinetics
  • Polymorphic transitions
  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation
  • Effect of volume change
  • Solid solution, phase separation
  • Coherent and non-coherent separation
  • Widmannstatten structure
  • Spindle apparatus
  • Coarsening phenomena
  • Metastable phases
  • Cellular and autacoid transitions
  • Recrystallization and recovery, nucleation and nucleus growth
  • Diffusionless transformations, martensitic transformations