DT3 - Thermodynamics of the Solid State

Course specification
Course titleThermodynamics of the Solid State
Study programme
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      ConditionОблик условљености
      The goalThe main course goal is for students to master the knowledge and skills referring to thermodynamics of processes and phenomena that do appear in the solid state and to train the student in the application of the basic concepts to problems that are commonly encountered by the materials scientist.
      The outcomeStudents are capable to connect, interrelate and apply the laws of Thermodynamics and relations that exist between thermodynamic potential with material properties and parameters of technological processes and this way to influence the conditions in order to obtain certain properties. Students are introduced to various fields of solid state thermodynamics enabling to model and analyze increasingly complex systems.
      Contents of lecturesStudents gain knowledge about: Fundamental equations of the chemical thermodynamics for the systems subjected to constant or variable external field (electrical, magnetic and gravitational) taking into account surface effects; Irreversible thermodynamics : entropy generation, flux-force interrelationship, coupled processes, thermoelectric effects: Seebeck and Peltier effects; Thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces: surface tension and surface energy, anisotropy of surface energy, internal boundaries-chemical discontinuity; Phase transformations:first order transition, higher order change of phase, with samples: superconducting phase change, superfluid transition in liquid helium; Diffusion in the solid state: the influence of concentration and temperature on diffusion coefficient; Defects, basics of defects, defect reactions, defects in nearly stoichiometric compounds and in non stiochiometric compounds. ;
      Contents of exercises
      1. R. A. Swalin, Thermodynamic of Solids, Ed. J.E. Burke, B. Chalmers, J.A. Krumhansl, Wiley-Interscience, John Wiley and Sons, N.York-London-Toronto, 1972.
      2. S. I. Sandler, Chemical and Engineering Thermodynamics, John Wiley and Sons, 1989.
      3. C. H. P. Lupis, Chemical Thermodynamics of Materials, North Holland, 1989.
      4. B. S. Bokstein, M. I. Мendelev, D. J. Srolovitz, Thermodynamics and Кinetics in Мaterials Science, Oxford University Press, 2005.
      5. . C. J. Adkins, Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Cambridge Univer. Press. 1986.
      6. J. G. Kirkwood and I. Oppenheim, Chemical Thermodynamics, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1961. (Original title)
      7. R. Ninković, M.Todorović, J. Miladinović, D.Radovanović, Teorijski osnovi neorganske hemijske tehnologije, I deo, Tehnološko metalurški fakultet, Beograd, 2002. (Original title)
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      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessonsOral examination60