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Course Director: Nikolaos Zacharopoulos
Course Code: 4356
Educational Units: 5
ECTS Units: 6
Type: Compulsory (C)
Semester: 06 (Spring)
Hours: 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab


  • Elastic response and interatomic energy
  • Structure of materials and crystallography
  • Polymer states and elastic response of polymers
  • Superposition principle and anisotropy
  • Deviation from linear elastic response – true and engineering properties
  • Lattice defects and plastic deformation in crystals
  • Plasticity in amporphous materials and polymers
  • Fracture
  • Fatigue
  • Creep


  • Επιστήμη και τεχνολογία των υλικών, William D. Callister, Jr.
  • Υλικά (Μηχανική, επιστήμη, επεξεργασία και σχεδιασμός), Michael Ashby, Hugh Shercliff, David Cebon
  • Gases, liquids and solids (and other states of matter), D. Tabor
  • Mechanical behavior of materials, Thomas H. Courtney
  • Mechanical behavior of materials, William F. Hosford
  • The physics of polymers (concepts for understanding their structures and behavior), Gert Strobl
  • Phase transformations in metals and alloys, D. A. Porter and K. E. Easterling
  • Φυσική μεταλλουργία, Γ. Ν. Χαϊδεμενόπουλος
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics in materials science (a short course), Boris S. Bockstein, Mikhail I. Medelev, David J. Srolovitz
  • Kinetics of materials, Robert W. Balluffi, Samuel M. Allen, W. Craig Carter
  • Anelastic and dielectric effects in polymeric solids, N. G. McCrum
  • Introduction to dislocations, D. Hull and D. J. Bacon


- Journals:

  • Acta Materialia
  • Nature Materials