Lecturers: Professor Tomi Laurila and Dr. Vesa Vuorinen
Course Assistant: MSc Noora Isoaho
Content: The principles of the properties and structures of materials. The periodic table of elements, primary and secondary bonding 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.
Learning outcomes: After the course the student understands the hierarchical structure of inorganic materials, how the macroscopic properties of materials can be derived on the basis of lower level properties. In addition, the student should understand and be able to apply the thermodynamic concepts 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.
Assessment Methods and Criteria: Two mid term exams (100%)
Study Material: Handouts.
For self-studying and to complement the lectures: Askeland, D.
et al ."The science and engineering of materials", Shackelford, J.
"Introduction to materials science for engineers", Callister,
to materials science and engineering“, Laurila et.al “Interfacial Compatibility in Microelectronics” and Laurila et al. “Thermodynamics, Diffusion and Kirkendall Effect in Solids”