MEAM 572
Micro/Nanoscale Energy Transport
Fall 2007


Lecture

Week

Dates

Topics

Reading

Pages

1

1

Wednesday September 5

Course Overview and Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Introduction

  • 3-34

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2

Monday September 10

Material Waves and Energy Quantization

  • 2.1: Basic Wave Characteristics
  • 2.2: Wave Nature of Matter

  • 43-52

3

2

Wednesday September 12

Material Waves and Energy Quantization

  • 2.3: Schrödinger Equation Solutions

  • 52-70

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2

Friday September 14
Towne 315

Energy States in Solids

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5

3

Monday September 17

Energy States in Solids

  • 3.1.1-3.1.3: Crystal Structure and Bonding

  • 77-87

6

3

Wednesday September 19

Energy States in Solids

  • 3.1.4: Reciprocal Lattice

  • 87-91

  • 7

    3

    Friday September 21
    Towne 315

    Energy States in Solids

    • 3.2: Electron Energy States in Crystals

    • 91-100

    8

    5

    Monday October 1

    Energy States in Solids

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    9

    5

    Wednesday October 3

    Energy States in Solids

    • 3.3: Lattice Vibrations and Phonons

    • 100-105

    10

    6

    Monday October 8

    Energy States in Solids

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    11

    6

    Wednesday October 10

    Energy States in Solids

    • 3.4: Density of States
    • 3.5: Energy Levels in Artificial Structures

    • 105-117

    12

    6

    Friday October 12
    Towne 315

    Statistical Thermodynamics and Thermal Energy Storage

    • 4.1: Ensembles and Statistical Distribution Functions

    • 123-137

    13

    7

    Wednesday October 17

    Statistical Thermodynamics and Thermal Energy Storage

    • 4.2: Internal Energy and Specific Heat
    • 4.3: Size Effects on Internal Energy and Specific Heat

    • 137-150

    14

    7

    Friday October 19
    Towne 315

    EXAM 1

     

     

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    8

    Monday October 22

    Energy Transfer by Waves

    • 5.1.1: Plane Electron Waves
    • 5.2.1: Interface Reflection and Refraction of a Plane Electron Wave
    • 5.2.4: Thermal Boundary Resistance
    • 5.4: Evanescent Waves and Tunneling (Electrons)
    • 5.5: Energy Transfer in Nanostructures: Landauer Formalism
    • 5.6: Transition to Particle Description (Electrons)

    Selected pages in Chapter 5:

    • 159-161
    • 169-171
    • 180-185
    • 194-198
    • 198-203
    • 204-208, 213-214

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    8

    Wednesday October 24

    Particle Description of Transport Processes: Classical Laws

    • 6.1: Liouville Equation and Boltzmann Equation

    • 227-233

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    9

    Monday October 29

    Particle Description of Transport Processes: Classical Laws

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    18

    10

    Monday November 5

    Particle Description of Transport Processes: Classical Laws

    • 6.2: Carrier Scattering

    • 233-242

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    10

    Wednesday November 7

    Particle Description of Transport Processes: Classical Laws

    • 6.3: Classical Constitutive Laws

    • 242-262

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    12

    Monday November 19

    Particle Description of Transport Processes: Classical Laws

    • 6.4: Conservation Equations

    • 262-273

    21

    12

    Wednesday November 21

    Classical Size Effects

    • Chapter 7: Classical Size Effects

    • 282-336

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    13

    Monday November 26

    Energy Conversion and Coupled Transport Processes

    • 8.1: Carrier Scattering, Generation, and Recombination

    • 348-367

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    13

    Wednesday November 28

    Energy Conversion and Coupled Transport Processes

    • 8.2: Coupled Nonequilibrium Electron-Phonon Transport without Recombination

    • 367-373

    24

    14

    Monday December 3

    Energy Conversion and Coupled Transport Processes

    • 8.3: Energy Exchange in Semiconductor Devices with Recombination

    • 373-386

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    14

    Wednesday December 5

    Energy Conversion and Coupled Transport Processes

    • 8.4: Nanostructures for Energy Conversion

    • 386-395

    26

    14

    Friday December 7
    Towne 315

    EXAM 2

     

     

     

    16

    Monday December 17
    3-5 p.m.
    Towne 307

    FINAL PRESENTATIONS

     

     


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