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Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor's Consent.
Rate theory and diffusion applied to nucleation, crystal growth, grain growth, recrystallization, precipitation, sintering, and solid-state reactions; role of kinetics and thermodynamics in development of microstructures. Designed to teach first year graduate students in materials science and engineering the basic rate and its application to such solid state phenomena as diffusion solidification and transformations in solids involving nucleation and growth, spinodol decomposition, and martensistic transformations. The design of experimental techniques to solve materials-related problems is emphasized. Graduate students will be required to complete additional assignments and a final report connected to the additional assignments as instructed. This course is part of the MSE Core Competency for incoming graduate students. This course is required for all incoming graduate students.