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260012 VO Phase transitions in solids: Phenomenology and thermodynamics (2012W)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

Kl. Seminarraum Th.Phys., Boltzmanngasse 5, 5.Stock,
jeweils Mi 09:30-11:00 Uhr

Vorbesprechung 4. Oktober 14:00, Beginn 10. Oktober.

Skriptum: https://www.univie.ac.at/physikwiki/index.php/Datei:Skriptum_Phasenuebergaenge_W12.pdf


Language: German

Examination dates



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The following topics will be addressed in the framework of classical thermodynamics: phase diagrams, classification of phase transitions, diffusion, nucleation, coarsening, spinodal decomposition, martensitic phase transitions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam, date as convenient

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A fundamental insight into mechanisms of phase equilibria and phase transformations in solids shall be conveyed. The aim is to get acquainted with important thermodynamical concepts and their application to micro-strucutral evolution in crystals, creating thereby a sound basis for understanding the behavior of materials.

Examination topics

Lecture series with the possibility of discussions, based on lecture notes which are handed out as hard copy.

Reading list

G. Kostorz (Ed.) "Phase Transformations in Materials"., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2001 D.A. Porter, K. Easterling "Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys", Chapman and Hall, London 1991 J.W. Christian, "The Theory of Transformations in Metals and Alloys" Part I/II, Pergamon, Amsterdam 2002 R. W. Cahn, P. Haasen (Eds.), "Physical Metallurgy" , Part I/II (diverse Kapitel), North-Holland, Amsterdam 1983 H. Böhm, "Einführung in die Metallkunde", BI-Hochschultaschenbuch 196, BI-Wissenschaftsverlag, Mannheim 1992

Association in the course directory

MF 2, MF 4, MaG 9, MaG 13, PD250, PD310

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