This discipline presents a short but thorough, content of the main concepts of thermodynamics and kinetics in materials science. It is designed for students (master’s course) in a material science oriented education.
The first part of the discipline includes: short description of chemical thermodynamics, including chemical equilibrium and in gaseous phase, in heterogenic systems, solution formation problems and thermodynamic description of solutions. In addition some specific effects of surfaces and interfaces (adsorption and segregation isotherms, kinetics of adsorption and segregation; surface tension, wetting of surface and grain boundaries) will be discussed.
The second part gives the description of kinetic problem, including: kinetic of gaseous-solid reaction, kinetic of new phase formation and diffusion growth of new phase.
The lectures are accompanied by a large number of practical works on the base of real processes description, including: thermodynamic and kinetic of oxidation process, reduction of oxides, inclusion formation, pores formation and annihilation problem.
It assumes that the student is familiar with the concepts typically taught in introductory, bachelor-level courses in mathematics, physics and chemistry. These are differential equations, thermodynamics laws, phase equilibrium, chemical kinetics, physical metallurgy.