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Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE)

MATSE 410 Phase Relations in Materials Systems (3) Phase rule; construction and interpretations of equilibrium diagrams; importance of nonequilibrium in materials.

MATSE 410 Phase Relations in Materials Systems (3)

This course integrates three core components of materials science and engineering: thermodynamics, kinetics, and interface crystallography in understanding processing and development of inorganic materials. It is the key course bridging the fundamentals to practical materials processing. Phase equilibria, phase diagrams, phase transformations and heat treatments are addressed in great details through nucleation, transformation kinetics, crystal interface and diffusion. The complexity of materials is discussed in hierarchy from pure elements, binaries, ternaries to multicomponents.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 401

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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