Basics : First, second and third laws of thermodynamics, Maxwell’s relations, Clausius-Clayperon equation.
Solutions : solution models, regular, sub-regular, cluster variation models, multi-parameter models, quasi-chemical theory, statistical thermodynamics, multicomponent systems.

Equilibrium Concepts : Unary, binary and multicomponent systems, phase equilibria, evolution of phase diagrams, metastable phase diagrams, calculation of phase diagrams, thermodynamics of defects.
Thermodynamics of Phase Transformations: Melting and solidification, precipitation, eutectoid, massive, spinodal, martensitic, order disorder transformations and glass transition. First and second order transitions..
Heterogeneous Systems : Equilibrium constant, Ellingham diagrams and their application to commercially important reactions.

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Course Curriculum

Mod-01 Lec-01 Basic definitions Details 0:15
Mod-01 Lec-02 Free energy, Stability, equilibrium in a unary system Details 51:50
Mod-01 Lec-03 Effect of Pressure on equilibrium transformations Details 52:21
Mod-01 Lec-04 Free energy of solutions, free energy-composition diagrams Details 50:35
Mod-01 Lec-05 Solution models, chemical potential Details 52:4
Mod-01 Lec-06 Phase rule, free energy-composition diagrams and phase diagrams Details 50:57
Mod-01 Lec-07 Evolution of phase diagrams Details 50:37
Mod-01 Lec-08 Evolution of phase diagrams, miscibility gap Details 51:54
Mod-01 Lec-09 T(o) concept, partition less solidification Details 51:5
Mod-01 Lec-10 T(o) concept, partition less solidification (cond…) Details 51:33
Mod-01 Lec-11 Eutectic solidification, glass formation Details 50:18
Mod-01 Lec-12 Kauzmann paradox, order of a transformation, glass forming ability Details 54:27
Mod-01 Lec-13 Eutectic solidification, coupled growth, heterogeneous nucleation Details 50:35
Mod-01 Lec-14 Peritectic solidification, metastable phase diagrams Details 50:32
Mod-01 Lec-15 Errors in drawing phase diagrams Details 52:7
Mod-01 Lec-16 Free energy of undercooled liquid, shape of nucleus Details 53:44
Mod-01 Lec-17 Solid state phase transformations – Precipitation Details 50:43
Mod-01 Lec-18 Precipitation Details 52:53
Mod-01 Lec-19 Precipitation — quasicrystals Details 51:36
Mod-01 Lec-20 Precipitate coarsening, stability of a phase, spinodal decomposition Details 51:9
Mod-01 Lec-21 Spinodal decomposition Details 54:22
Mod-01 Lec-22 Eutectioid reaction Details 51:12
Mod-01 Lec-23 Eutectioid reaction (cond…) Details 49:42
Mod-01 Lec-24 Bainitic transformation Details 46:29
Mod-01 Lec-25 Kinetics of eutectoid transformations Details 50:34
Mod-01 Lec-26 Martensitic Transformation Details 53:14
Mod-01 Lec-27 Martensitic transformation, order-disorder transformation Details 50:38
Mod-01 Lec-28 Miscibility gap in phase diagrams Details 39:18
Mod-01 Lec-29 Phase diagram calculations Details 51:28
Mod-01 Lec-30 Thermodynamics of heterogeneous systems Details 50:43
Mod-01 Lec-31 Thermodynamics of heterogeneous systems (cond…) Details 49:50

This course is part of NPTEL online courses, delivered by IIT Madras.

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