This course covers provides an overview of phase transformations in materials.

Part 1 (compulsory): Prof. Peter Haynes
16 one-hour lectures and 4 rapid feedback sessions in Term 1

  • Driving forces and fluxes for diffusion
  • The diffusion equation
  • Atomic mechanisms for diffusion in solids
  • Interfaces and microstructure

Part 2 (optional advanced): Dr Chris Gourlay
8 hours of classes in Term 2

  • Nucleation
  • Eutectic and eutectoid transformations
  • Martensitic transformations