Materials at Equilibrium (SMA 5111)

Blue and green balls form a trapezoid.

Short range order of Ni and Mn in Li(Ni0.5Mn0.5)O2, a compound used for rechargeable Li batteries. (Image courtesy of Gerbrand Ceder.)

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MIT Course Number

3.20

As Taught In

Fall 2003

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

Material covered in this course includes the following topics:

  • Laws of thermodynamics: general formulation and applications to mechanical, electromagnetic and electrochemical systems, solutions, and phase diagrams
  • Computation of phase diagrams
  • Statistical thermodynamics and relation between microscopic and macroscopic properties, including ensembles, gases, crystal lattices, phase transitions
  • Applications to phase stability and properties of mixtures
  • Computational modeling
  • Interfaces

This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5111 (Materials at Equilibrium).

Ceder, Gerbrand, and Anton Van der Ven. 3.20 Materials at Equilibrium (SMA 5111), Fall 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/materials-science-and-engineering/3-20-materials-at-equilibrium-sma-5111-fall-2003 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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