Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations: Their Thermodynamic Basis / Edition 2

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Computational tools allow material scientists to model and analyze increasingly complicated systems to appreciate material behavior. Accurate use and interpretation however, requires a strong understanding of the thermodynamic principles that underpin phase equilibrium, transformation and state. This fully revised and updated edition covers the fundamentals of thermodynamics, with a view to modern computer applications. The theoretical basis of chemical equilibria and chemical changes is covered with an emphasis on the properties of phase diagrams. Starting with the basic principles, discussion moves to systems involving multiple phases. New chapters cover irreversible thermodynamics, extremum principles, and the thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces. Theoretical descriptions of equilibrium conditions, the state of systems at equilibrium and the changes as equilibrium is reached, are all demonstrated graphically. With illustrative examples - many computer calculated - and worked examples, this textbook is an valuable resource for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in materials science and engineering.
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"This new edition covering the thermodynamic principles for phase diagrams and phase transformations is a very helpful base for anyone trying to apply computer simulations in the aforementioned areas. Hillert provides an in-depth introduction to thermodynamic principles. He also expands the topic by discussing kinetic and interfacial phenomena governing those phase transformation processes. ... Recommended." - H. Giesche, CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521853514
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 526
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Mats Hillert is a Professor Emeritus at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm.
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Table of Contents

1. Basic concepts of thermodynamics; 2. Manipulation of thermodynamic quantities; 3. Systems with variable composition; 4. Practical handling of multicomponent systems; 5. Thermodynamics of processes; 6. Stability; 7. Applications of molar Gibbs energy diagrams; 8. Phase equilibria and potential phase diagrams; 9. Molar phase diagrams; 10. Projected and mixed phase diagrams; 11. Direction of phase boundaries; 12. Sharp and gradual phase transformations; 13. Transformations in closed systems; 14. Partitionless transformations; 15. Limit of stability, critical phenomena and interfaces; 16. Interfaces; 17. Kinetics of transport processes; 18. Methods of modelling; 19. Modelling of disorder; 20. Mathematical modelling of solution phases; 21. Solution phases with sublattices; 22. Physical solution models.
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