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MSE3350J – Kinetics and Transitions in Material Engineering


Yanming Wang

Credits: 4 credits

Pre-requisites: (MATH2160J Obtained Credit||MATH2560J Obtained Credit||MATH2860J Obtained Credit)&&MSE2500J Obtained Credit&&MSE3300J Obtained Credit


This course discusses fundamental concepts and models for understanding and predicting the kinetic of materials, which mainly includes the aspects of chemical reactions, mass transfer, dislocation and interface motions, morphological evolutions and phase transformations.

Course Topics:

  1. Single-order, second-order and multi-step chemical reactions and their temperature dependence
  2. Heterogeneous reactions
  3. Phenomena and mechanisms of diffusion and interdiffusion
  4. The diffusion equations and their solutions
  5. Motion of dislocations and interfaces
  6. Morphological and structural evolutions induced by capillary effects and applied mechanical forces
  7. Nucleation, growth, precipitation and spinodal decomposition