Jörg F. Löffler: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Name Prof. Dr. Jörg F. Löffler
FieldMetal Physics and Technology
Metallphysik und Technologie
ETH Zürich, HCI J 492.2
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 25 65
Fax+41 44 633 14 21
RelationshipFull Professor

327-0301-00LMaterials Science I
Planned to be offered for the last time in HS 2020.
3 credits3GJ. F. Löffler, R. Schäublin, A. R. Studart
AbstractBasic concepts of metal physics and ceramics, plus their related technologies.
ObjectiveBased on the lecture 'Introduction to Materials Science' this lecture aims to give a detailed understanding of important aspects in materials science, with special emphasis on metallic and ceramic materials.
ContentThermodynamics and phase diagrams, crystal interfaces and microstructure, diffusional transformations in solids, and diffusionless transformations will be presented for metallic alloys.
The basics of the ionic and covalent chemical bonds, the bond energy, the crystalline structure, four important structural ceramics, and the properties of glasses and glass ceramics will be presented for ceramic materials.
Lecture notesFor metals see:

For ceramics see:
D. A. Porter, K. E. Easterling
Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys - Second Edition
ISBN : 0-7487-5741-4
Nelson Thornes

- Munz, D.; Fett, T: Ceramics, Mechanical Properties, Failure Behaviour, Materials Selection,
- Askeland & Phulé: Science and Engineering of Materials, 2003
- diverse CEN ISO Standards given in the slides
- Barsoum MW: Fundamentals of Ceramics:
- Chiang, Y.M.; Dunbar, B.; Kingery, W.D; Physical Ceramics, Principles für Ceramic Science and Engineering. Wiley , 1997
- Hannik, Kelly, Muddle: Transformation Toughening in Zirconia Containing Ceramics, J Am Ceram Soc 83 [3] 461-87 (2000)
- "High-Tech Ceramics: viewpoints and perspectives", ed G. Kostorz, Academic Press, 1989. Chapter 5, 59-101.

- "Brevieral Ceramics" published by the "Verband der Keramischen Industrie e.V.", ISBN 3-924158-77-0. partly its contents may be found in the internet @ http://www.keramverband.de/brevier_engl/brevier.htm or on our homepage

- Silicon-Based Structural Ceramics (Ceramic Transactions), Stephen C. Danforth (Editor), Brian W. Sheldon, American Ceramic Society, 2003,

- Silicon Nitride-1, Shigeyuki Somiya (Editor), M. Mitomo (Editor), M. Yoshimura (Editor), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990 3. Zirconia and Zirconia Ceramics. Second Edition, Stevens, R, Magnesium Elektron Ltd., 1986, pp. 51, 1986

- Stabilization of the tetragonal structure in zirconia microcrystals, RC Garvie, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1978

- Phase relationships in the zirconia-yttria system, HGM Scott - Journal of Materials Science, 1975, Springer

- Thommy Ekström and Mats Nygren, SiAION Ceramics J Am Cer Soc Volume 75 Page 259 - February 1992

- "Formation of beta -Si sub 3 N sub 4 solid solutions in the system Si, Al, O, N by reaction sintering--sintering of an Si sub 3 N sub 4 , AlN, Al sub 2 O sub 3 mixture" Boskovic, L J; Gauckler, L J, La Ceramica (Florence). Vol. 33, no. N-2, pp. 18-22. 1980.

- Alumina: Processing, Properties, and Applications, Dorre, E; Hubner, H, Springer-Verlag, 1984, pp. 329, 1984 9.
Prerequisites / Notice- In the first part of the lecture the basic principles of physical metallurgy will be taught. In the second part the basics of ceramics will be presented.
- Most parts of the lecture will be taught in English.
327-0511-00LPractical Course V Information Restricted registration - show details 6 credits8PM. B. Willeke, J. F. Löffler
AbstractAcquisition of independent scientific-technical skills; project management; organization and undertaking of experiments; interpretation, scientifically and technically correct project presentation in oral and written form.
ObjectiveAcquisition of independent scientific/technical skills; project management; organization and conducting of experiments; interpretation and scientifically/technically correct presentation of projects in oral and written form.
ContentSupervision by D-MATL research Groups.
Groups of students (2 or 3 per group) each work on a research project throughout the semester.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: Successful participation in the "Praktika I - IV" (courses within the material science bachelor study at ETH) or comparable practical lab courses.
327-0711-00LMetal Physics and Technology Seminar0 credits2SJ. F. Löffler
AbstractSeminar for Ph.D. students and researchers in the area of metal physics and technology.
ObjectiveDetailed education of researchers in the area of metallic materials.
ContentPresentation and discussion of latest research results concerning basic principles of metals research and development of new metallic materials.
Prerequisites / Notice- Requirements: Involvement in research activities.
- Lectures are generally in English.