• Aims and content
    • LEARNING OUTCOMES

      The goal of the course is to gain knowledge of the basic principles that determine physical, metallurgical and chemical phenomena involved in the design of metallic materials.

      SYLLABUS/CONTENT

      Metals and alloys. Notes on the metallic bond. Solid solutions, interstitial and substitutional, ordered and disordered. Intermetallic compounds: structure and properties. Structure-sensitive and structure-insensitive properties. The ideal and the real crystal. Crystal defects and their classification. Point defects: vacancies, interstitials, impurities. Defect concentration at the equilibrium state. Experimental study of point defects at  thermal equilibrium and out of equilibrium state. Notes on linear defects: dislocations. Other types of 2D and 2D defects: surfaces, grain borders, precipitates, vacancy precipitation. Influence of defects on the properties of metallic materials. Diffusion in metals: macroscopic and microscopic aspects. Volume diffusion. Diffusion in homogeneous and eterogeneous systems. Diffusion coefficient and its experimental dependence from temperature. Atomic mechanisms of diffusion. Diffusion in alloys. Short circuits of diffusion. Effects and applications of diffusion phenomena: powder metallurgy. Homogeneous and eterogeneous solid state phase transitions. Phase transitions without diffusion.

      RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

      - Physical Metallurgy, R.W.Cahn, P.Haasen (Eds.), North-Holland, Amsterdam

      - Material distributed by the teacher, available on the AulaWeb site

      URL Aula web
      METAL SCIENCE
      https://smfc.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=736
      URL timetable
      METAL SCIENCE
      www.ctc.unige.it
  • Who
  • How
    • TEACHING METHODS

      The course includes theoretical lessons, for a total of 4 credits.

      EXAM DESCRIPTION

      The exam is oral,it  is always conducted by two teachers and lasts approximately 45 minutes

      ASSESSMENT METHODS

      With the exam description mentioned above the Commission can verify with high accuracy the achievement of learning outcomes of teaching. The laboratory activities, on which students must submit a written report, are also taken into account. When goals are not achieved, the student is asked to deepen the study and to ask further explanations to teachers.
      The CCS ensures the correspondence between the exam topics and those actually covered during the course. To this aim, at the end of the course, the book of the lessons is published in a web site reserved for members of the CCS and student representatives. In this way, students themselves can ensure the adherence to this rule.

  • Where and when
    • URL Aula web
      METAL SCIENCE
      https://smfc.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=736
      URL timetable
      METAL SCIENCE
      www.ctc.unige.it
      LESSONS START

      Starting from October, 23, 2017, according to the timetable shown at www.ctc.unige.it

      OFFICE HOURS FOR STUDENTS
      Serena De Negri

      By appointment

      Sessions
      Date Time Type Place Notes
      5 febbraio 2018 14:00 Orale Genova
      23 febbraio 2018 14:00 Orale Genova
      27 giugno 2018 14:00 Orale Genova
      6 luglio 2018 14:00 Orale Genova
      26 luglio 2018 14:00 Orale Genova
      4 settembre 2018 14:00 Orale Genova
      21 settembre 2018 14:00 Orale Genova
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