The Series in Metallurgy and Materials Science was initiated during the Diamond Jubilee of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). In the last decade the progress in the study and development of metallurgy and materials science, their applications, as well as the techniques for processing and characterizing them has been rapid and extensive. With the help of an expert editorial panel of international and national scientists, the series aims to make this information available to a wide spectrum of readers. This book is the third textbook in the series.
Principles of Metallurgical Thermodynamics deals with the thermodynamics of reactive systems, with emphasis on the reactivity of metals and materials being used by metallurgical and materials scientists all over the world. Though the focus is on equilibrium thermodynamics, it also touches upon some methods to incorporate non-equilibrium effects relevant to material scientists. This knowledge will enable students to solve the challenging problems faced during operation in different materials-processing routes. It will also help in the search for new substances that might revolutionize high as well as low temperature applications because of their super-fluid and super-conducting properties, outer space environmental adaptability, and more attractive electrical, magnetic, and dielectric properties.
Table of Contents
Introduction . Ideal gases. Concept of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics. Temperature dependence of heat capacities, temperature dependence of entropy and the third law of thermodynamics. Homogeneous and heterogenous equilibria, fugacity, activity, equilibrium constant. Ellingham-Richardson diagrams. Phase rule and phase relations, phase stability and thermochemical diagrams. Temperature dependence of heat capacities, temperature dependence of entropy and the third law of thermodynamics. Homogeneous and heterogenous equilibria, fugacity, activity, equilibrium constant. Ellingham-Richardson diagrams. Phase rule and phase relations, phase stability and thermochemical diagrams. Phase equilibra and phase transformation in metals under high pressures. Thermodynamics of special systems. Thermodynamics of solutions. Thermodynamics of electrochemical cells and solid electrolytes. Thermodynamics of point defects in binary inorganic compounds. Thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces.
Late Professor Subir Kumar Bose and Professor Sanat Kumar Roy have each more than four decades of experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in metallurgical and materials engineering in one of the most esteemed education centres in India—India Institute of Technology Kharagpur. They both have several papers in international journals and one book to their credit and have guided numerous PhD scholars in their research.