15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: In many cases, technological progress is limited by materials ability to withstand extremely harsh conditions determined by a combination of temperature, pressure and chemical potential of the environment. Key materials properties governing their performance in a particular application depend upon both the nature of the material and its microstructure achieved by available manufacturing methods.

Restrictions on availability: Available to CDT Advanced Metallic Systems students only.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study, 2h for examination
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Materials Science and Engineering):

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