3.022 Microstructural Evolution in Materials

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Syllabus

3.022 Calendar

Lecture Notes

Problem Sets

Exams

Labs

 

 

 

3.022 Lecture topics and schedule, Spring 2010

Feb. 2

Wed.

Lec. 1

Systems, ensembles, and derivation of the partition function

Feb. 4

Fri.

Lec. 2

Derivation of thermodynamic quantities and partition functions

Feb. 7

Mon.

Lec. 3

Indistinguishable molecules, the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, and the ideal gas

Feb. 9

Wed.

Lec. 4

Solutions

Feb. 11

Fri.

Lec. 5

Diffusion

Feb. 14

Tues.

Lec. 6

Fick’s Second Law and introduction to vacancy equilibria

Feb. 16

Wed.

Lec. 7

Substitutional diffusion

Feb. 18

Fri.

Lec. 8

Diffusion in binary substitutional alloys

Mar. 2

Wed.

Lec. 9

Thermodynamic driving force for diffusion

Mar. 4

Fri.

Lec. 10

Charged defects in ionic solids

Mar. 7

Mon.

Lec. 11

The Brouwer diagram and understanding complex equilibria between defects

Mar. 9

Wed.

Lec. 12

The mobility of charged defects

Mar. 11

Fri.

Lec. 13

Line defects

Mar. 14

Mon.

Lec. 14

The thermodynamics of surfaces

Mar. 15

Tuesday

7:30pm

EXAM

Mar. 16

Wed.

Lec. 15

Surfaces and chemical potential

Mar. 18

Fri.

Lec. 16

Energy and surface smoothness

Apr. 6

Wed.

Lec. 17

Grain growth

Apr. 8

Fri.

Lec. 18

Ostwald ripening and coarsening

Apr. 11

Wed.

Lec. 19

Homogeneous nucleation (Part I)

Apr. 13

Fri.

Lec. 20

Homogeneous nucleation (Part II)

Apr. 15

Mon.

Lec. 21

Hetereogeneous nucleation

Apr. 20

Wed.

Lec. 22

Spinodal decomposition

 

Apr. 22

Fri.

Lec. 23

Precipitate growth

May 4

Wed.

Lec. 24

Interface kinetics

May 6

Fri.

Lec. 25

Interface stability during solidification

May 9

Mon.

Lec. 26

Solution kinetics

May 11

Wed.

Lec. 27

Heterogeneous reactions

Finals Week

 

FINAL