308.887 Phase transitions Canceled
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to comprehend the materials presented in the lecture and to draw conclusions from them, as well as to actively communicate the contents presented during the lecture.

Subject of course

1. Introduction: Classifications of transformations.

2. Thermodynamics and kinetics: laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic parameters, chemical potential and activity of elements, kinetics of transformations.

3. Diffusion: interstitial and substitutional diffusion, atomistic processes of diffusion and their macroscopic result.

4. Nucleation and growth from liquid-to-solid and solid-to-solid.

5. Solidification: planar solidification, dendrite formation, casting structures, specific eutectic solidification.

6. Ternary Phase Diagrams.

7. Phase transformations such as precipitaiton, spinodal decomposition, massive transformation, order-disorder transformations, and formation of equilibrium and non-equilibrium microstructures of steels.

8. Diffusionless transformations: the crystallography and kinetics of nucleation and growth of the martensitic transformation.

9. Recovery, Recrystallization and Grain Growth

Teaching methods

Lecture with PowerPoint with concomitant discussions of case studies.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Will be given in presence. Unless not allowed by the administration.

If there are fewer than 5, the lecture will be canceled.



Examination modalities

4 part exams

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
17.01.2023 12:00 29.03.2023 12:00 29.03.2023 12:00



The script (in color and English) is available at the first lecture, after that in the office of the institute (9-12 and 13-17 clock), Getreidemarkt 9 (building BE, 4 floor).

Previous knowledge

Materials Science