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