MSE 201A-B – Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations in Solids

Course Number: MSE 201AB
Course Units: 4
Instructors: Professors Gerbrand Ceder (201 A) and Daryl C. Chrzan (201 B)

Catalog Description: The laws of thermodynamics, fundamental equation for multicomponent elastic solids and electromagnetic media, equilibrium criteria. Application to solution thermodynamics, point defects in solids, phase diagrams. Phase transitions, Landau rule, symmetry rules. Interfaces, nucleation theory, elastic effects. Kinetics: diffusion of heat, mass and charge; coupled flows.

Prerequisites: MSE 102, 103 or equivalent.

Course Format: Four hours of lecture per week.