I’m aggregating here some useful links for the Thermo courses. You might also want to check out the posts tagged with “Thermo” and “Links”.
The entropy function
Aatish Bhatia’s great article: What the Dalai Lama can teach us about temperatures below absolute zero.
Freezing of supercooled water: Here’s a demo.
Water expands on freezing by about 9% by volume (which translates, rougly, to about 3% along each dimension); this is really huge. How huge? Here’s a demo.
You can freeze water by boiling a solution of water and acetone. Confused? Here’s a demo. By the way, you can also freeze water by boiling it at low pressure, but I am not able to find a video which does this.
Tin pest is a fantastic phenomenon, and it looks spooky in this time-lapse video.
Precipitation: Top 7 crystal growth experiments
This video has all kinds of things about tin: tin pest, tin whiskers, crystallization from a solution through electrolysis. Very informative, and visually stunning.
The Ni-Al system [Wikimedia Commons].