Thermodynamics of Solids

Code: CEM 004

Credits: 10

Compulsory subject


  • Definitions; Zero Law and First Law of Thermodynamics;
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics;
  • Third Law of Thermodynamics and relations between thermodynamic quantities;
  • Thermodynamics of phase transformations and chemical reactions;
  • Partial molar and excess quantities;
  • Thermodynamic properties of alloys;
  • Phase equilibria;
  • Free energy and binary systems;
  • Thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces;
  • Classification and thermodynamics of crystal defects.


  1. David V. Ragone "Thermodynamics of Materials", Vol I e II, MIT-series, Wiley & Sons, 1995.
  2. Richard A. Swalin: "Thermodynamics of Solids", John Wiley & Sons, 1972.
  3. Robert T. DeHoff: "Thermodynamics in Materials Science", 2 .ed. Boca Raton: CRC Taylor & Francis, c 2006.
  4. Rupen Adamian e Erickson Almenda: "Físico-Química: uma aplicação aos Materiais", (Editora da COPPE/UFRJ, 2002).