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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 3.40J (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Physical Metallurgy 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Materials Science and Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Kenneth Russell 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 3.40J / 22.71J Physical Metallurgy

    Spring 2003

    Course Highlights

    This course includes project guidelines, homework assignments with solutions, and sample exams.

    Course Description

    Discusses structure-property relationships in metallic alloys selected to illustrate some basic concepts of physical metallurgy and alloy design. Fundamentals of annealing, spinodal decomposition, nucleation, growth, and particle coarsening. Concentrates on structure, structure formation, and structure-properties relationships. Also considers structural features: grain size, interstitial and substitutional solutes, precipitates, second-phase particles, and eutectoids. Examples from advanced structural alloys and low-dimensional alloys for magnetic recording media and integrated circuits.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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