Thermodynamics of Solids

Course Name: 

Thermodynamics of Solids (NT703)


M.Tech. in Nanotechnology




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Laws of thermodynamics, relations between thermodynamic quantities; Thermodynamics of chemical reactions, magnetism, polarizability and elasticity; Phase transformation, partial molar and excess quantities; Multi-phase equilibria and their phase diagrams, free energy of binary systems; Electrochemical equilibria; Thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces; Macroscopic equilibrium phenomena.


Dieter Vollath, Nanomaterials: An introduction to synthesis, properties & applications, Wiley-VCH, 2008.
R. A. Swalin, Thermodynamics of solids, John Wiley, 1972
M. F. Ashby, P. J. Ferreira, D. L. Schodek, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and design, Elsevier, 2009.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

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Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P