Microscopic Energy Transport

Description: Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 105D. Exploration of basic principles of transportation of energy in natural and fabricated structures by three carriers: electrons, phonons, and molecules. Study of statistical properties of heat carriers, common Landauer framework for heat flow, scattering and propagation of heat carriers, derivation of classical laws from microscopic transport equations, and deviation from classical laws at small scale. Concurrently scheduled with course C231G. Letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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