The student can:|
a. calculate diffusion processes in solid and crystalline materials, the value of a characteristic parameter (saturation magnetization, polarization) by simple models, apply Weibull statistics to evaluate fractures in materials.
b. explain binary phase diagrams of metals and oxides and the influence of thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transitions on the microstructure.
This lecture series addresses a number of fundamental topics that are at the basis of modern materials science. Both thermodynamics and kinetic aspects of solids and solids formation are discussed. The fundamentals of thin film growth kinetics, the theory of nucleation and growth, phase diagrams, and the thermodynamics of phase transformations will be treated. Solid state aspects of diffusion of atoms and ions in crystalline materials will also be addressed in detail.