Course Syllabus for

Nanomaterials - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Nanomaterial - Termodynamik och kinetik

FFFN05F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2013-12-16

General Information

Division: Solid State Physics
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: FFFN05
Teaching language: English


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.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

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.

Course Literature

DeHoff, R.: Thermodynamics in Materials Science. CRC, 2006. ISBN 0849340659.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises

Examination Details

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.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic course in thermodynamics.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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