PS 225

PS 225 Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations (3 units)

The topics to be covered in this course are thermodynamics, nucleation, interface motion, mechanisms and kinetics of chemical reactions between solids and their environment, thermodynamic properties of solid solutions, mode for substitutional and interstitial solutions, and calculation of phase diagrams.

Prerequisite: PS 113


Burshtein, A. I., Introduction to Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory of Matter, Wiley 1995.
Hudson, Thermodynamics: An Advanced Text for Materials Scientists, Wiley, 1996.
Kondepudi, D., Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures, Wiley, 1998.
McQuarrie, Donald A. & Simon, John D., Molecular Thermodynamics, California: University Science Books, 1999.
Pathria, R. K., Statistical Mechanics (reprinted with corrections), Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1985.
Zemansky, Mark W. & Dittman, Richard H., Heat and Thermodynamics: An Intermediate Textbook 7th Ed., New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 1997.
Haug, Hartmut & Koch, S. W., Quantum Theory of the Optical and Electronic Properties of Semiconductors 2nd Ed., Singapore: World Scientific, 1993.
Kittel, C., Introduction to Solid State Physics 7th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1995.