thermodynamics and kinetics of interfaces
Gibbsian approach to interface thermodynamics. Interface excesses.
Thermodynamic models of interfaces. Chemical potential and activity of
components in interface layers. Composition of interface layers. Segregation isotherms.
Grain boundary diffusion. Fisher model: basic equations.
Evaluation of the grain boundary diffusivity from experimental data.
The effect of segregation on grain boundary diffusion. Diffusion along
interphase boundaries. Thin film diffusion. Reactive diffusion in interfaces.
Surface diffusion. Mullins equation. Interface instability.