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Intro 1.4 - Application of thermodynamics and kinetics to...

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MSE 3050, Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials, Leonid Zhigilei Example of ternary phase diagram: oil – water – surfactant system Surfactants are surface-active molecules that can form interfaces between immiscible fluids (such as oil and water). A large number of structurally different phases can be formed, such as droplet, rod-like, and bicontinuous microemulsions, along with hexagonal, lamellar, and cubic liquid crystalline phases. Ternary phase diagram shows compositional ranges for different phases. Application of thermodynamics and kinetics to materials Drawing by Carlos Co, University of Cincinnati
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MSE 3050, Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials, Leonid Zhigilei Application of thermodynamics and kinetics to materials Phase diagrams do not predict all the possible structures Pressure-temperature phase diagram for carbon: We can see graphite, diamond, liquid carbon on the phase diagram… but where are fullerenes and nanotubes?
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course MSE 3050 taught by Professor Zhigilei during the Spring '12 term at UVA.

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