New Tutorial on the Role of Diffusion in Materials

Thermo-Calc Software recently published a new comprehensive tutorial which teaches about the role of diffusion in materials and how the Diffusion Module (DICTRA) can be applied to materials design and processing, called The Role of Diffusion in Materials.


A basic exercise at the beginning of the tutorial walks users through how to assess whether there is any leakage from a tube at a power plant. The exercises get increasingly complex as the tutorial progresses.

This comprehensive tutorial was developed in collaboration with Prof. John Ågren, the original developer of DICTRA, now called the Diffusion Module. The tutorial is designed for engineers interested in using the Diffusion Module (DICTRA), as well as students learning about the role of diffusion in materials. The content in the tutorial ranges from basic diffusion theory all the way to advanced examples of complex diffusion in dispersed structures, so it is useful for people at many levels, from undergraduate studies to someone with a PhD and experience in a related field.

If you use diffusion in your work or are curious about diffusion theory and how Thermo-Calc can be applied to it, this tutorial may be of interest to you.

The Tutorial Includes:

  • A comprehensive introduction to Diffusion Theory, including when it is important to materials
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to set up and run diffusion simulations in the Diffusion module (DICTRA), from simple one-phase diffusion problems to complex diffusion in dispersed structures
  • Twelve examples demonstrating the applications of the Diffusion module (DICTRA) to materials design and processing

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