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Diffusion and Kinetics - MATS1013
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Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 3
EFTSL: 0.06250 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Unit 1 Diffusion
Staff Contact: Dr Nagarajan Valanoor
Fick's first and second laws; Solutions for short and long times by analytical and numerical methods; Boundary conditions for solid-fluid and solid-solid interfaces; Diffusion couples; Atomic level diffusion theory; Diffusion with variable D values, phase boundary migration and Kirkendall effect.

Unit 2 Kinetics
Staff Contact: Dr Haiping Sun
Elementary and non-elementary reactions; Reaction order; Activation energy; Irreversible and reversible reactions; Heterogeneous reactions; Kinetics of solid state-gas (fluid) reactions; Elementary steps; Rate-controlling step; Intrinsic kinetics; Chemisorption; Mass transfer in the gas phase and fluid; Multicomponent system; Knudsen diffusion; Shrinking core model.

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