# Calendar

lec # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
---|---|---|

1 | Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscale Transport Phenomena; Microscopic Pictures of Heat Carriers | |

2 | Characteristic Time and Length, Simple Kinetic Theory, Characteristic | |

3 | Schrödinger Equation | Homework 1 due |

4 | Quantum Wells, Harmonic Oscillators, Rigid Rotors, and Hydrogen Atoms | |

5 | Rigid Rotors, Hydrogen Atom, Electronic Levels in One-dimensional Lattice Chain | Homework 2 due |

6 | Electronic Energy Levels in Crystals | |

7 | Phonon Energy Levels in Crystals, Crystal Structures | Homework 3 due |

8 | Reciprocal Lattice, X-ray | |

9 | Energy Spectrum in Nanostructures, Density of States, Statistical Distributions | Homework 4 due |

10 | Specific Heat of Molecules, Electrons, Phonons; Blackbody Radiation | Homework 5 due |

11 | Effects of Nanostructures on Energy Storage, Energy Transfer by Waves, Electron Waves | |

12 | Electromagnetic Waves, Reflection of Waves at a Single Interface | Homework 6 due |

13 | Acoustic Waves, Interference and Tunneling | |

14 | Laudauer Formalism | Homework 7 due |

15 | Midterm 1 | |

16 | Transport in Carbon Nanotubes (Guest Lecture by Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT.) | |

17 | Transition to Particle Description, Louiville Equation | |

18 | Boltzmann Equation, Relaxation Time Approximation | Homework 8 due |

19 | Fourier Law and Newton's Shear Stress Law | |

20 | Ohm's Law and Thermoelectric Effect | Homework 9 due |

21 | Nanostructured Thermoelectrics (Guest Lecture by Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT.) | |

22 | Take Home Exam 2 | |

23 | Thermoelectric Effect | |

24 | Classical Size Effects, Parallel Direction | |

25 | Classical Size Effects, Perpendicular Direction | |

26 | Liquid, Brownian Motion, Forces and Potentials, Electrokinetics, Surface Tension | Homework 10 due Final project due |