is one of the two main branches of the scientific approach to metallurgy
, which considers in a systematic way the physical properties of metals
. It is basically the fundamentals and applications of the theory of phase transformations in metal and alloys, as the title of classic, challenging monograph on the subject with this title
. So, while chemical metallurgy
involves the domain of reduction/oxidation of metals, physical metallurgy deals mainly with mechanical and magnetic/electric/thermal properties of metals – treated by the discipline of solid state physics
methodology, able to produce Phase diagrams
which is the basis for evaluating or estimating physical properties of metals, relies on Computational thermodynamics
i.e. on Chemical thermodynamics
and could be considered a common and useful field for both the two sub-disciplines.
Properties Research Group,
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