Lecture "Materials Science I"

Outline

  • Introduction
    • structure and bonding
    • classification of materials
  • Crystal structure
    • lattices, close packed structures
    • reciprocal lattice, diffraction
  • Defects in solids
    • point defects, dislocations, grain and phase boundaries
    • microstructure of materials
  • Characterization of the microstructure
    • microscopic methods (optical, SEM)
    • diffraction techniques (XRD, TEM)
    • scanning probe techniques (STM,AFM/MFM)
  • Phase diagrams
    • thermodynamics of solutions
    • chemical potential, phase equilibrium
    • basic types of phase diagrams
    • important examples 
  • Transport
    • diffusion: macroscopic and microscopic description
    • diffusion at surfaces and interfaces
    • electromigration
  • Phase Transformations
    • thermodynamics and kinetics
    • diffusive transformations
    • non-diffusive transformations
  • Mechanical properties
    • elastic properties
    • plastic deformation
    • viscous flow and creep
    • fracture

Literature

  • W.D. Callister, Materials Science and Engineering - An Introduction (Wiley)

  • Atkins, Physical Chemistry - for chemical potential, thermodynamics of mixtures and thermodynamics of phase transformations 

  • M. Ohring, Engineering Materials Science (Academic Press)

  • B. Fultz, J.M. Howe,  Transmission electron microscopy and diffractometry of materials, (Springer e-book, 2008 version online available over National Licence )
  • Klug and Alexander, X-ray diffraction procedures for polycrystalline and amorphous materials (Wiley)
  • B.E. Warren, X-ray diffraction (Addison-Wesley)

Materials (password protected)

Lecture materials will be available through the moodle system for registered participants. The password will be given in the lecture.

Exercises

Participation in the exercises is compulsory for admission to the final examination. Exercises will be held in rooms 43.2.104 (and possibly 43.2.102 , both Uni West) on Tuesdays every two weeks. Preliminary schedule of exercises:

 

Exercise date
Exercise 17. 11. 2017
Exercise 221. 11. 2017
Exercise 3 5. 12. 2017
Exercise 49. 1. 2018
Exercise 523. 1. 2018
Exercise 6 13. 2. 2018

 

 

Lecturer

Prof. U. Herr

Time and location

Tuesday, 10-12, 43.2.104 (Uni West) 

Friday, 10-12, N25-H8(Uni East)

lecture start: Friday, 20.10.2017