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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course FFFN05F valid from Autumn 2013

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  • Thermodynamics and kinetics offer important tools and understanding of materials and their properties, both in equilibrium and during processing. The aim of the course is to give the doctoral student a background that is relevant to research in thermodynamics and kinetics applied to nanomaterials. The course aims to give the doctoral student knowledge so that the student can formulate and solve problems in these areas in his or her research.
  • This course gives an overview of thermodynamic phenomena and kinetic processes from a materials science perspective, with application towards nanomaterials. Contents: Review of basic thermodynamics; thermodynamic equilibrium; phase equilibria and phase diagrams; reactions and reaction kinetics; heat transport; mass transport in solids and fluids; thermodynamic size effects.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • Understand fundamental concepts in thermodynamics
    Understand the concept of equilibrium for nanomaterials
    Understand phase diagrams
    Understand heat transport processes
    Understand fundamental mass transport equations
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to apply thermodynamic equations to materials science problems
    be able to interpret binary and ternary phase diagrams
    be able to discuss and solve chemical reaction problems
    be able to define and solve mass transport problems.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Exercises
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written assignments
  • Written examination and compulsory written assignments. To be allowed to take the written exam, the written assignments must have been handed in.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Basic course in thermodynamics.
Selection Criteria
  • DeHoff, R.: Thermodynamics in Materials Science. CRC, 2006. ISBN 0849340659.
Further Information
Course code
  • FFFN05F
Administrative Information
  •  -12-16
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

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