
ECE 656 Lecture 1: Introduction to Carrier Transport
26 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

Spin Transport and Topological Insulators II
19 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.

Lecture 10: Case studyNearequilibrium Transport in Graphene
19 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Nearequilibrium transport in graphene as an example of how to apply the concepts in lectures 18.

Solar Cells Lecture 1: Introduction to Photovoltaics
19 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
An introduction to solar cells covering the basics of PN junctions, optical absorption, and IV characteristics. Key technology options and economic considers are briefly presented.

Solar Cells Lecture 2: Physics of Crystalline Solar Cells
19 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Solar cell performance is determined by generation and recombination of electronhole pairs. This tutorial focussing on recombination losses in crystalline silicon solar cells under shortcircuit and opencircuit conditions.

Lecture 7: The Boltzmann Transport Equation
17 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Semiclassical carrier transport is traditionally described by the Boltzmann Transport Equation (BTE). In this lecture, we present theBTE, show how it is solved, and relate it to the Landauer Approach usedin these lectures

Lecture 9: Introduction to Phonon Transport
17 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
This lecture is an introduction to phonon transport. Key similarities and differences between electron and phonon transport are discussed.

How to Make High Quality Plots in MATLAB
17 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mehdi Salmani Jelodar
This presentation is a tutorial for plotting higher quality figures by Matlab. Basic elements of plots are introduced and the way to manipulate these elements by coding is explained. Tow methods for dual axis plotting is described. At the end an approach to print figures automatically (by...

Lecture 5: Thermoelectric Effects  Mathematics
16 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Beginning with the general model for transport, we mathematically deriveexpressions for the four thermoelectric transport coefficients:(i) Electrical conductivity,(ii) Seebeck coefficient (or "thermopower"),(iii) Peltier coefficient,(iv) Electronic heat conductivity.

Lecture 6: An Introduction to Scattering
16 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
In this lecture, we show how the meanfreepath (mfp) is related to thetime between scattering events and briefly discuss how the scattering time is related to underlying physical processes.

Lecture 8: Measurements
16 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
A brief introduction to commonlyused techniques, such as van der Pauw and Hall effect measurements.

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

A Physical Model for NonOhmic Shunt Conduction and Metastability in Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells
16 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Sourabh Dongaonkar, Souvik Mahapatra, Karthik Yogendra, Muhammad Alam
In this talk we develop a coherent physics based understanding of the shunt leakage problem in aSi:H cells, and discuss its implications on cell and module level.Sourabh Dongaonkar is with School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, INKarthik Y and Souvik...

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

Lecture 2: General Model for Transport
28 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Datta's model of a nanodevice is introduced as a general way of describing nanodevices as well, as bulk metals and semiconductors.

Lecture 3: ResistanceBallistic to Diffusive
28 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
The resistance of a ballistic conductor and concepts, such as the quantumcontact resistance, are introduced and discussed. The results are then generalized to treat transport all the way from the ballistic to diffusive regimes.

Lecture 4: Thermoelectric EffectsPhysical Approach
28 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
The effect of temperature gradients on current flow and how electrical currents produce heat currents are discussed.

Application of the nanoHUB tools in the Classroom
28 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
This online presentation describes the application of the nanoHUB tools in the classroom.

Lessons from Nanoelectronics
20 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Everyone is familiar with the amazing performance of a modern laptop, powered by a billionplus nanotransistors, each having an active region that is barely a few hundred atoms long. What is not as appreciated is the deeper understanding of current flow, energy exchange and device operation that...

Lessons from Nanoelectronics (Q&A)
20 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Q&A session from Lessons from Nanoelectronics.