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Solar Cells Lecture 5: Organic Photovoltaics
29 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Organic solar cells make use of low-cost organic polymers forphotovoltaics. Although these solar cells may appear to be quitedifferent from solar cells made with conventional, inorganicsemiconductors (e.g. they make use of exciton generation rather than electron-hole generation) this...
Spin Transport and Topological Insulators I
29 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
A major development of the last two decades, the physical and conceptual integration of what used to be two distinct unrelated fields, namely spintronics and magnetics.
Spin Transport and Topological Insulators II
19 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Tutorial 1: Thermal Transport Across Interfaces - Phonons
15 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
Outline:Lattice vibrations and phononsThe vibrating stringInterfaces between dissimilar strings: acousticmismatchDiscrete masses and the vibrational eigenspectrumGeneral thermal transport theory
Tutorial 2: A Bottom-Up View of Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials
23 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
This lecture provides a theoretical development of the transport of thermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials. The physical nature of energy transport by two carriers—electrons and phonons--will be explored from basic principles using a common Landauer framework. Issues including the quantum...
Tutorial 2: Thermal Transport Across Interfaces - Electrons
16 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
Outline:Thermal boundary resistanceElectronic transportReal interfaces and measurementsCarbon nanotube interfaces