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Parallel treatments of photons, electrons, phonons, and molecules as energy carriers, aiming at fundamental understanding and descriptive tools for energy and heat transport processes from nanoscale continuously to macroscale.

Topics include the energy levels, the statistical behavior and internal energy, energy transport in the forms of waves and particles, scattering and heat generation processes, Boltzmann equation and derivation of classical laws, deviation from classical laws at nanoscale and their appropriate descriptions, with applications in nano- and microtechnology.

Course Curriculum

  • Intro To Nanotechnology, Nanoscale Transport Phenomena Unlimited
  • Characteristic Time and Length, Simple Kinetic Theory Unlimited
  • Schrodinger Equation and Material Waves Unlimited
  • Solutions To Schrodinger Equation, Energy Quantization Unlimited
  • Electronic Levels In One-Dimensional Lattice Chain Unlimited
  • Crystal Bonding & Electronic Energy Levels In Crystals Unlimited
  • Phonon Energy Level In Crystal and Crystal Structure Unlimited
  • Density Of States and Statistical Distributions Unlimited
  • Specific Heat and Plank’s Law Unlimited
  • Fundamental of Statistical Thermodynamics Unlimited
  • Energy Transfer By Waves: Plane Waves Unlimited
  • EM Waves: Reflection at a Single Interface Unlimited
  • EM Waves: Propagation Through Thin Films & Multilayers Unlimited
  • Wave Phenomena and Landauer Formalism Unlimited
  • Particle Description, Liouville & Boltzmann Equation Unlimited
  • Fermi Golder Rule and Relaxation Time Approximation Unlimited
  • Solutions To Boltzmann Equation: Diffusion Laws Unlimited
  • Electron Transport and Thermoelectric Effects Unlimited
  • Classical Size Effects, Parallel Direction Unlimited
  • Classical Size Effect Perpendicular Direction Unlimited
  • Slip Condition, Coupled Energy Transport And Conversation Unlimited
  • PN Junction, Diode and Photovoltaic cells Unlimited
  • Liquids: Brownian Motion and Forces In Liquids Unlimited
  • Electrical Double Layer, Size Effects In Phase Change Unlimited
  • Statistical Foundation For Molecular Dynamic Simulation Unlimited

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology