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4 Credits
Spring term
Lecture/Lab

Prerequisites
None, MATS 581 recommended
Contact
William Warnes
541.737.7016
303B Dearborn Hall

Course Description

Diffusion in solids, including vacancy and interstitial and short-circuit diffusion. Phase transformations including classic nucleation and growth theory. Applications to materials development. Laboratory will emphasize microstructural evaluation and quantitative metallography.

Topics

  • Solid state diffusion
  • Kinetics of phase transformations
  • Nucleation and growth theory
  • Microstructural development of alloys

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Students will demonstrate understanding of nucleation theory and growth kinetics through application to homework, exam problems, and the laboratory report.
  2. Students will demonstrate understanding of diffusion in crystalline solids through application to homework, exam problems, and laboratory projects.
  3. Students will demonstrate working knowledge of metallography through successfully completing the hands-on laboratory and the laboratory reports.