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This will be a first year graduate level text which will integrate a broad range of material on kinetic processes: diffusion, chemical reactions and phase transformations. The text will include a large number of problems many class tested and worked out solutions for many of the problems will be available. The book will develop fundamental principles of kinetic processes and apply them to technologically relevant phenomena. Thus the context of the basic material which is presented will be made evident throughout.

Preface.

Bibliography.

Acknowledgments.

Notation.

Symbol Table--Roman.

Symbol Table--Greek.

1. Introduction.

PART I: MOTION OF ATOMS AND MOLECULES BY DIFFUSION.

2. Irreversible Thermodynamics: Coupled Forces and Fluxes.

3. Driving Forces and Fluxes for Diffusion.

4. The Diffusion Equation.

5. Solutions to the Diffusion Equation.

6. Diffusion in Multi-Component Systems.

7. Atomic Models for Diffusion.

8. Diffusion in Crystals.

9. Diffusion along Crystal Imperfections.

10. Diffusion in Noncrystalline Materials.

PART II: MOTION OF DISLOCATIONS AND INTERFACES.

11. Motion of Dislocations.

12. Motion of Crystalline Surfaces.

13. Motion of Crystalline Interfaces.

PART III MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION DUE TO CAPILLARY AND APPLIED MECHANICAL FORCES.

14. Surface Evolution due to Capillary Forces.

15. Coarsening due to Capillary Forces.

16. Morphological Evolution, Diffusional Creep and Sintering.

PART IV: PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS.

17. General Features of Phase Transformations.

18. Spinodal and Order-Disorder Transformations.

19. Nucleation.

20. Growth of Phases in Concentration and Thermal Fields.

21. Concurrent Nucleation and Growth.

22. Solidification.

23. Precipitation.

24. Martensitic Transformations.

Appendix A: Densities, Fractions, and Atomic Volumes of Components.

Appendix B: Structure of Crystalline Interfaces.

Appendix C: Capillarity and Mathematics of Space Curves and Interfaces.

Illustration Credits.

Cited Author Index.

Figure Index.

Topic Index.

**Robert W. Balluffi **is Professor Emeritus of Materials Science in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. He previously served 10 years in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois for 14 years at a similar post at Cornell University and 17 years at MIT.

**Samuel M. Allen** is Professor of Physical Metallurgy and Executive Officer of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. After several years as a Research Associate at MIT, he joined the MIT Faculty in 1979.

**W. Craig Carter** is Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.