Energetics of Macro and Nanoscale Materials

Professor: 
Davies
School: 
SEAS
Department: 
MSE
Course Code: 
260
Topic: 
Engineering

Principles of chemical thermodynamics as applied to macro- and nano-sized materials. The course covers the fundamentals of classical thermodynamics focusing on the calculation and prediction of phase stability, chemical reactivity and synthesis of materials systems. The size-dependent properties of nano-sized systems are explored through the incorporation of the thermodynamics of surfaces. The prediction of the phase stability of two and three component systems is illustrated through the calculation and interpretation of phase diagrams for a variety of materials systems.