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Books and Educational Resources

This page is dedicated to books and educational resources which are useful to those who wish to learn more about Materials Chemistry. Other pages on this site contain information on Software Tools, Conferences and Seminars organised by the Materials Chemistry Committee and Reference Data and Journals.


Alloy Phase Equilibria by A. Prince (1966), Book cover

Phase diagrams for multicomponent alloy systems are fundamental to metallurgy and materials science in terms of the extraction of metals, their processing to marketable products and their end usage. The study of phase equilibria requires a thorough knowledge of the subject, and of thermodynamic relationships. For these reasons, pedagogic tools of high quality are necessary.

Amongst all of the existing documents there is one which is really outstanding; it is the book Alloy Phase Equilibria written by Alan Prince (a founder member of the Materials Chemistry Committee) and published in 1966 by Elsevier.

This book has long been out of print. It has been made available in its original form without re-editing, to provide the scientific community and students access to this precious document. This has been made available through the kind permission of both Mrs Sheila Prince and of the publisher Elsevier.

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Educational Resources

University of Cambridge Materials Science & Metallurgy Course Material

A wide variety of teaching material including, slides, animations and videos on thermodynamics and phase transformations from courses conducted by Prof HKDH Bhadeshia are available.


MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW)

OpenCourseWare program of Massachusetts Institute of Technology makes the teaching materials used in the teaching of MIT's subjects available on the Web.


Thermodynamics of Materials | Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials | Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Imperial College Microstructure and Properties of Materials Course

Prof. David Dye from Imperial College has recorded a series of video lectures related to Material Thermodynamics for his course on Microstructure and Properties of Materials.


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