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After the course the student understands the hierarchical structure of inorganic materials, how the mocroscopic properties of materials can be derived on the basis of lower level properties. In additio, the student should understand and utilize the thermodynamic consepts and stability diagrams for solving materials scientific problems. To know how the typical properties of different material groups and based on this their different usages in electronic and medical technologies.
Schedule: 04.01.2018 - 05.04.2018
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tomi Laurila, Vesa Vuorinen
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tomi Laurila, Vesa Vuorinen
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
The principles of the properties and structures of materials. The periodic table of elements, primary and secondary bonds and microstructures. Physical and mechanical properties of materials and their response under different stress states. Entropy law, the free energy of a system and the activity of a component. Phase diagrams of pure elements and binary alloys. The principles of diffusion and Fick's laws.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Lectures, Exercises and Midterm exams
Lectures, Exercises and Midterm exams 56h
Independent work 74h
Handouts. For self-studying: Askeland, D. et al ."The science and engineering of materials",
Shackelford, J. "Introduction to materials science for engineers", Callister, "Introduction
to materials science and engineering
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