Lecture Notes

Each of the lecture topics below is accompanied by lecture notes in PDF format.  Audio recordings of the original lectures are also included in both MP3 and RealAudio™ streaming audio formats. Note: Lectures 1 and 2 were recorded at a lower fidelity than the subsequent lectures.

LEC # TOPICS iTunes Audio Internet Archive Audio
1 Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscale Transport Phenomena; Microscopic Pictures of Heat Carriers (PDF) (MP3 - 38MB) (MP3 - 38MB)
2 Characteristic Time and Length, Simple Kinetic Theory, Characteristic (PDF) (MP3 - 40.1MB) (MP3 - 40.1MB)
3 Schrödinger Equation (PDF) (MP3 - 39.1MB) (MP3 - 39.1MB)
(RM - 10MB)
4 Quantum Wells, Harmonic Oscillators, Rigid Rotors, and Hydrogen Atoms (PDF) (MP3 - 38.8MB) (MP3 - 38.8MB)
(RM - 10MB)
5 Rigid Rotors, Hydrogen Atom, Electronic Levels in One-dimensional Lattice Chain (PDF) (MP3 - 38.9MB) (MP3 - 38.9MB)
(RM - 10MB)

6 Electronic Energy Levels in Crystals (PDF) (MP3 - 39.1MB) (MP3 - 39.1MB)
(RM - 10MB)
7 Phonon Energy Levels in Crystals, Crystal Structures (PDF) (MP3 - 39.2MB) (MP3 - 39.2MB)
(RM - 10MB)
8 Reciprocal Lattice, X-ray (PDF) (MP3 - 36.9MB) (MP3 - 36.9MB)
(RM - 9.6MB)
9 Energy Spectrum in Nanostructures, Density of States, Statistical Distributions (PDF) (MP3 - 33.8MB) (MP3 - 33.8MB)
(RM - 8.8MB)
10 Specific Heat of Molecules, Electrons, Phonons; Blackbody Radiation (PDF) (MP3 - 38.5MB) (MP3 - 38.5MB)
(RM - 10MB)
11 Effects of Nanostructures on Energy Storage, Energy Transfer by Waves, Electron Waves (PDF) (MP3 - 39.2MB) (MP3 - 39.2MB)
(RM - 10MB)
12 Electromagnetic Waves, Reflection of Waves at a Single Interface (PDF) (MP3 - 40.5MB) (MP3 - 40.5MB)
(RM - 10MB)
13 Acoustic Waves, Interference and Tunneling (PDF) (MP3 - 39.3MB) (MP3 - 39.3MB)
(RM - 10MB)
14 Laudauer Formalism (PDF) (MP3 - 38.5MB) (MP3 - 38.5MB)
(RM - 10MB)
15 Midterm 1
16 Transport in Carbon Nanotubes (Guest Lecture Courtesy of Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT. Used with permission.) (PDF) (MP3 - 39.9MB) (MP3 - 39.9MB)
(RM - 10MB)
17 Transition to Particle Description, Louiville Equation (PDF) (MP3 - 37.9MB) (MP3 - 37.9MB)
(RM - 9.9MB)
18 Boltzmann Equation, Relaxation Time Approximation (PDF) (MP3 - 27.5MB) (MP3 - 27.5MB)
(RM - 7.2MB)
19 Fourier Law and Newton's Shear Stress Law (PDF) (MP3 - 38.1MB) (MP3 - 38.1MB)
(RM - 10MB)
20 Ohm's Law and Thermoelectric Effect (PDF) (MP3 - 39.1MB) (MP3 - 39.1MB)
(RM - 10MB)
21 Nanostructured Thermoelectrics (Guest Lecture Courtesy of Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT. Used with permission.) (PDF) (MP3 - 38.3MB) (MP3 - 38.3MB)
(RM - 10MB)
22 Take Home Exam 2
23 Thermoelectric Effect (PDF) (MP3 - 35.6MB) (MP3 - 35.6MB)
(RM - 9.3MB)
24 Classical Size Effects, Parallel Direction (PDF) (MP3 - 38.7MB) (MP3 - 38.7MB)
(RM - 10MB)
25 Classical Size Effects, Perpendicular Direction (PDF) (MP3 - 6.1MB) (MP3 - 6.1MB)
(RM - 10MB)
26 Liquid, Brownian Motion, Forces and Potentials, Electrokinetics, Surface Tension (PDF) (MP3 - 34MB) (MP3 - 34MB)
(RM - 8.9MB)