24-628   Energy Transport and Conversion at the Nanoscale

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 12

Semester Offered: Spring

Energy transport and conversion processes occur at the nanoscale due to interactions between molecules, electrons, phonons, and photons. Understanding these processes is critical to the design of heat transfer equipment, thermoelectric materials, electronics, light emitting diodes, and photovoltaics. The objective of this course is to describe the science that underlies these processes and to introduce the contemporary experimental and theoretical tools used to understand them. 4 hrs. lecture Prerequisites- 24-322 & 24-221 or equivalents