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

[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. Christian, J. W. “Irreversible Thermodynamics.” In |

L3 | Driving Forces and Fluxes for Diffusion; Self-Diffusion and Interdiffusion |
KoM, section 3.1. Poirier, D. R., and G. H. Geiger. |

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. Allen, S. M., and E. L. Thomas. “Point Imperfections in Ionic Crystals.” Section 5.1.6 in |

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.