2020 Transport Phenomena at High Temperature - Flow of charged particles in solid -

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Graduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Kawamura Kenichi  Hayashi Miyuki  Susa Masahiro  Kobayashi Yoshinao  Ueda Mitsutoshi 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on the diffusion in solids. The `diffusion in solids' part deals with the kinetics of charged particles in solid. It starts with the expression of point defects in ionic crystals. Devices, which are related to the motion of charged particles, are introduced.
The studies in this course will give you the important concepts on the research and development of high temperature materials and processes.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the analogies between mass, momentum and energy transports.
2) Describe the point defects in solid.
3) Calculate the defect concentration as a function of activity.
4) Explain the principal of high temperature electrochemical devices.


ionic transport, mass transport

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of each class, solutions to exercise problems that were assigned during the previous class are reviewed. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve. To prepare for class, students should read the course schedule section and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Transport equation of charged particles. Express the Fick's first law by using potential.
Class 2 Point defect in ionic crystals. Express the point defects in ionic crystals.
Class 3 Activity dependence of point defect. Draw the Kröger-Vink diagram.
Class 4 Electrical conductivity by charged particles. How to measure the total conductivity.
Class 5 Partial electrical conductivity. How to measure the partial conductivity.
Class 6 Principal of concentration cells. Describe the electromotive force.
Class 7 Application of charged particle. Introduce the high temperature elctrochemical devices.


Materials relevent to the lecture are provided.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

R. A. Swalin, 『Thermodynamics of Solids』, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge of the diffusion in solids and their ability to apply them to problems will be assessed.
Final exams 100%.

Related courses

  • MAT.M302 : Physical Chemistry in Metals
  • MAT.M203 : Chemical Reaction Dynamics(M)
  • MAT.A204 : Thermodynamics of Materials
  • MAT.M207 : Phase Diagram and Stability in Metals
  • MAT.M304 : Crystal Growth and Structure Formation

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have successfully completed both `Chemical Reaction Dynamics(M)(MAT.M203)', `Physical Chemistry in Metals(MAT.M302)', or have equivalent knowledge.

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