Week 1: Basics of solution thermodynamics and concept of chemical potentials
Week 2: Phenomenology of multicomponent diffusion and various frames of reference used for measuring diffusion fluxes
Week 3: Solving diffusion equation for various boundary conditions including solution of multicomponent diffusion equation
Week 4: Point defects in crystalline solids and mechanisms of diffusion.
Week 5: Self diffusion, impurity diffusion, interdiffusion and intrinsic diffusion.
Week 6: Experimental determination of interdiffusion and intrinsic diffusion coefficients.
Week 7: Random walk, diffusivity and correlation effects in diffusion.
Week 8: Derivation of correlation factors in some crystalline lattices.
Week 9: Derivation of fundamental driving forces for diffusion: chemical potential gradients and atomic mobilities; cross effects
in multicomponent diffusion driven by defect mechanisms
Week 10: Interrelation between multicomponent diffusion coefficients, atomic jump frequencies and thermodynamic factors
Week 11: Multiphase diffusion, diffusion structures and phase diagrams
Week 12: Experimental determination of activation energies for diffusion; Fast diffusion paths: Grain boundary and pipe diffusion