Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations: Their Thermodynamic Basis (2nd Revised edition)

Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations: Their Thermodynamic Basis (2nd Revised edition)

By: Mats Hillert (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

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


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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521853514
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 526
  • ID: 9780521853514
  • weight: 1190
  • ISBN10: 0521853516
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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