Nano-to-Macro Transport Processes

Course Description

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.

Copyright Information

Gang Chen. 2.57 Nano-to-Macro Transport Processes. Spring 2012. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.
Nano-to-Macro Transport Processes
Professor Gang Chen with the vacuum chamber used in his heat transfer research.
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

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# Lecture Play Lecture
1 Intro to Nanotechnology, Nanoscale Transport Phenomena Play Video
2 Characteristic Time and Length, Simple Kinetic Theory Play Video
3 Schrödinger Equation and Material Waves Play Video
4 Solutions to Schrödinger Equation, Energy Quantization Play Video
5 Electronic Levels in One-Dimensional Lattice Chain Play Video
6 Crystal Bonding & Electronic Energy Levels in Crystals Play Video
7 Phonon Energy Levels in Crystal and Crystal Structures Play Video
8 Density of States and Statistical Distributions Play Video
9 Specific Heat and Planck's Law Play Video
10 Fundamental of Statistical Thermodynamics Play Video
11 Energy Transfer by Waves: Plane Waves Play Video
12 EM Waves: Reflection at a Single Interface Play Video
13 EM Wave Propagation Through Thin Films & Multilayers Play Video
14 Wave Phenomena and Landauer Formalism Play Video
15 Particle Description, Liouville & Boltzmann Equations Play Video
16 Fermi Golden Rule and Relaxation Time Approximation Play Video
17 Solutions to Boltzmann Equation: Diffusion Laws Play Video
18 Electron Transport and Thermoelectric Effects Play Video
19 Classical Size Effects, Parallel Direction Play Video
20 Classical Size Effects, Perpendicular Direction Play Video
21 Slip Condition, Coupled Energy Transport & Conversion Play Video
22 PN Junction, Diode and Photovoltaic Cells Play Video
23 Liquids: Brownian Motion and Forces in Liquids Play Video
24 Electrical Double Layer, Size Effects in Phase Change Play Video
25 Statistical Foundation for Molecular Dynamics Simulation Play Video


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