MSE 791-602 Metastable Materials
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The thermodynamics and kinetics of the synthesis and stability of a variety of important metastable materials those materials that are not in the lowest free energy state for the composition and structure - will be described. The common methods for non-equilibrium processing will be covered. A significant part of the course will be devoted to amorphous materials, including their synthesis, structure, and properties. Other topics will include quasi-crystalline materials, metastable crystalline materials, and shape memory alloys. As background for shape memory alloys, diffusionless phase transformations with emphasis on martensitic transformations will be reviewed. 3 credit hours.



Dr. Carl Koch, Professor
Materials Science & Engineering
Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor
Engineering Building I (EB1) 3006
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone: 919-515-7340
Email: carl_koch@ncsu.edu
Web Site: https://www.mse.ncsu.edu/research/carlkoch/