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Vacuum Nanosystemsfor Energy Conversion
01 Feb 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roger T. Howe
Micro and nano-fabricated sensors (e.g., accelerometers and gyroscopes) and actuators (e.g., light valve chips for projection and cell-phone displays) have become commonplace in recent years. Some...
Thermoelectric Energy Conversion: Transport, Materials, and Systems
05 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gang Chen
his talk will start with an introduction to thermoelectric effects, and move on to discuss ways to understand and engineer electron and phonon transport in thermoelectric materials to improve the...
Limits of Thermal Processes and their Implications on Efficient Energy Utilization
27 Oct 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar
About 90 percent of the world’s energy use involves thermal processes – thermal engines to generate mechanical power; heating and cooling in buildings; heating involved in manufacturing of...
Transformative Power Semiconductor Technologies to Impact 21st Century Energy Economy, and Space and Defense Electronics
22 Sep 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Krishna Shenai
This talk will focus on advanced power semiconductor materials, devices, circuits and systems that are needed in order to address this daunting challenge. Specifically we will discuss emerging...
Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 23: Nanomaterials and Devices for Energy Conversion I
28 Dec 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nick Fang, Omar N Sobh
Nanomaterials and Devices for Energy Conversion
Overview of Actuators at Nanoscale
Surface Acoustic Wave Motors
Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 24: Nanomaterials and Devices for Energy Conversion II
Nanomaterials and Devices for Energy Conversion II
Electrochemistry - Energy Storage
Non-linear Diffusion Effect in Electrochemistry
Architecture of 3-D batteries
Aluminum: a safe, economical, high energy density material for energy storage, transport and splitting water to make hydrogen on demand
30 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jerry M. Woodall
In 1968, a team lead by the author discovered that liquid gallium saturated with aluminum at room temperature would split water into hydrogen gas, alumina and heat. More recently his current team...
ECE 495N Lecture 40: Thermoelectricity
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29 Dec 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Nanoscale Opto Thermo Electric Energy Conversion Devices
28 May 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ali Shakouri
We review solid-state devices that allow direct conversion of heat into electricity. We describe fundamental and practical limits of conventional thermoelectric materials. Novel...
The Potential of Nanostructured Materials to Address the Challenge of a Sustainable Energy Resource
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14 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mildred S. Dresselhaus
An overview is presented on the grand challenges to the science community in the next few decades in meeting global energy needs for the 21st century. Major advances in our present capabilities...
Microscale Ionic Wind for Local Cooling Enhancement
26 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David B Go
As the electronics industry continues to develop small, highly
functional, mobile devices, new methods of cooling are required to
manage the thermal requirements of the not only the chip but...
Piezoelectric Transducers: Strain Sensing and Energy Harvesting (and Frequency Tuning)
15 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Toshikazu Nishida
Acoustic pressure or mechanical force sensing via piezoelectric
coupling is closely related to the harvesting of electrical energy
from acoustical and mechanical energy sources. In this...
The Energy Problem: What the Helios Project Can Do About It
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14 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steven Chu
Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu talks about the Helios Project for the 2007 'Science at the Theater' series at Berkeley Repertory Theater in Berkeley, California. He proposes an aggressive research...
Solid-State Lighting: An Opportunity for Nanotechnologists to Address the Energy Challenge
25 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands
More than one-fifth of the electrical power consumed in the U.S. is used for general illumination. Much of this energy is wasted to heat filaments in incandescent lamps, a century-old technology...
BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoscale Energy Conversion
23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...