Readings

This following table lists readings assigned for each lecture session, plus supplemental readings. Most assigned readings are from the course textbook:

Amazon logo [KoM] = Balluffi, R. W., S. M. Allen, and W. C. Carter. Kinetics of Materials. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2005. ISBN: 9780471246893.

The table below provides information on the course's lecture (L) and recitation (R) sessions.

SES # TOPICS READINGS
L1 Introduction: Fields and Gradients; Fluxes; Continuity Equation KoM, chapter 1.
R1 Recitation
L2 Irreversible Thermodynamics KoM, chapter 2.

Amazon logo Christian, J. W. "Irreversible Thermodynamics." In Theory of Transformations in Metals and Alloys, Part 1: Equilibrium and General Kinetic Theory. Kidlington, UK: Pergamon Press, 1975. ISBN: 9780080180311.
L3 Driving Forces and Fluxes for Diffusion; Self-Diffusion and Interdiffusion KoM, section 3.1.

Amazon logo Poirier, D. R., and G. H. Geiger. Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing. Warrendale, PA: Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 1994. ISBN: 9780873392723. See pp. 185-189 and 281-282 on Heat Conduction, and pp. 417-434 on Diffusion.
R2 Recitation
L4 Interdiffusion; Effects of Electrical Potential, Capillarity, and Stress on Diffusion Potential KoM, sections 3.2-3.5.
L5 Effects of Capillarity and Stress on Diffusion KoM, sections 3.4-3.5.
L6 The Diffusion Equation KoM, sections 4.1-4.1.2 and 4.2.
R3 Recitation
L7 Solutions to the Diffusion Equation - I KoM, sections 4.3-4.5.
L8 Solutions to the Diffusion Equation - II KoM, sections 5.1-5.2.4.
L9 Solutions to the Diffusion Equation - III KoM, sections 5.2.4-5.2.6.
R4 Recitation
L10 Activated Jump Processes KoM, sections 7.1-7.1.2 and 7.2.
L11 Diffusion Resulting from Discrete Jumps KoM, section 7.2.
L12 Diffusion in Crystals KoM, sections 8.1-8.2.1.
R5 Recitation
Exam 1
L13 Atomic Models for Diffusivities - I KoM, section 8.2.

Amazon logo Allen, S. M., and E. L. Thomas. "Point Imperfections in Ionic Crystals." Section 5.1.6 in The Structure of Materials. 1999. ISBN: 9780471000822.
L14 Atomic Models for Diffusivities - II KoM, section 8.2.
R6 Recitation
L15 Short-Circuit Diffusion in Crystals KoM, chapter 9.
L16 Diffusion in Noncrystalline Materials KoM, chapter 10.
L17 Surface Evolution Due to Capillary Forces KoM, section 14.1.
R7 Recitation
L18 Particle Coarsening KoM, sections 15.1 and C.4.
L19 Grain Growth KoM, sections 15.2 and 13.3.5.
L20 Diverse Short Topics: Anisotropic Surfaces, Diffusional Creep, and Sintering KoM, sections 14.2, 16.1, 16.3, and C.3.
R8 Recitation
Exam 2
L21 General Features of Phase Transformations KoM, chapter 17.
R9 Recitation
L22 Spinodal Decomposition and Continuous Ordering KoM, chapter 18.
L23 Spinodal Decomposition Kinetics KoM, chapter 18.
R10 Recitation
L24 Nucleation KoM, chapter 19.
L25 Heterogeneous Nucleation KoM, section 19.2.
L26 Diffusional Growth KoM, chapter 20.
R11 Recitation
L27 Morphological Stability of Moving Interfaces KoM, chapter 20.

See Mathematica notebook on Diffusional Growth in lecture notes section.
L28 Kinetics of Nucleation and Growth Transformations KoM, chapter 21.
R12 Recitation
Exam 3

Supplemental Readings

Students are encouraged to consult an applied math book as needed, such as: Hildebrand, F. B. Advanced Calculus for Applications. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1976.

Balluffi, R. W. "In Pursuit of the Lattice Vacancy." MRS Bulletin (February 1991): 23-28.