3.022 Microstructural Evolution in Materials



3.022 Calendar

Lecture Notes

Problem Sets






All lecture notes are in .pdf format. Available only to the MIT community.





Lec. 1

Systems, ensembles, and derivation of the partition function (PDF)

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Lec. 2

Derivation of thermodynamic quantities and partition functions(PDF)

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Lec. 3

Indistinguishable molecules, the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, and the ideal gas (PDF)

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Lec. 4

Solutions (PDF)

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Lec. 5

Diffusion (PDF)

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Lec. 6

Fick’s Second Law and introduction to vacancy equilibria (PDF)

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Lec. 7

Substitutional diffusion (PDF)

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Lec. 8

Diffusion in binary substitutional alloys (PDF)

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Lec. 9

Thermodynamic driving force for diffusion (PDF) Run the simulations in your web browser

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Lec. 10

Charged defects in ionic solids (PDF)

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Lec. 11

The Brouwer diagram and understanding complex equilibria between defects (PDF)

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Lec. 12

The mobility of charged defects (PDF)

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Lec. 13

Line defects (PDF)

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Lec. 14

The thermodynamics of surfaces (PDF)

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Lec. 15

Surfaces and chemical potential (PDF)

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Lec. 16

Energy and surface smoothness (PDF)

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Lec. 17

Grain growth (PDF)

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Lec. 18

Ostwald ripening and coarsening (PDF)

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Lec. 19

Homogeneous nucleation (Part I) (PDF)

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Lec. 20

Homogeneous nucleation (Part II) (PDF)

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Lec. 21

Hetereogeneous nucleation (PDF)

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Lec. 22

Spinodal decomposition (PDF)

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Lec. 23

Precipitate growth (PDF)

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Lec. 24

Interface kinetics (PDF)

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Lec. 25

Martensitic phase transformations (PDF)

Interface stability during solidification (PDF)

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Lec. 26

Solution kinetics

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Lec. 27

Kinetics, ice cream, and chocolate (PDF)

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