MSE-651 / 1 credit

Teacher: Cayron Cyril

Language: English


Every year


The microstructure of many alloys and ceramics are constituted of very fine intricate domains (variants) created by diffusive or displacive phase transformations. The course introduces the crystallographic tools required to define, calculate and predict the different configurations of variants.



Symmetries, variants, domains, phase transformations/transitions, coordinate transformation matrices, correspondence matrices, group theory, groupoids.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

The course does not require specific knowledge, except a basic background on linear algebra.

In the programs

  • Number of places: 20
  • Exam form: Written (session free)
  • Subject examined: Crystallography of structural phase transformations
  • Lecture: 14 Hour(s)

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