Tags: thermal transport

Description

Thermal transport at sub-micron scales differs substantially from that at normal length scales. Physical laws for heat transfer, such as Fourier's law for heat conduction, fail when the mean free path of energy carriers becomes comparable to the length scales of interest. This occurs in modern microelectronic devices, where for example, channel dimensions, now below 100 nm in length, are comparable to the mean free path of phonons in silicon at room temperature. Research in the nanoscale thermal transport area addresses novel physics at small length and time scales and novel technologies that exploit this class of physics.

Learn more about nanoscale thermo transport from the resources available on this site, listed below.

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  1. 2010 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up

    18 Jan 2011 |

    Electronics from the Bottom Up seeks to bring a new perspective to electronic devices – one that is designed to help realize the opportunities that nanotechnology presents.

  2. 2011 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up

    20 Jul 2011 |

    click on image for larger versionAlumni Discussion Group: LinkedIn

  3. A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

    13 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner

    While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement involved in nanoscale research - what, why and how. Specific topics include assembly, properties,...

  4. Additional Tutorials on Selected Topics in Nanotechnology

    23 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Umesh V. Waghmare, Timothy S Fisher, N. S. Vidhyadhiraja

    Select tutorials in nanotechnology, a part of the 2010 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up.

  5. An Experimentalists’ Perspective

    19 Dec 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Arunava Majumdar

    This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum, "Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad set of experts to reflect on the future of computational science and engineering.

  6. Atomistic Green's Function Method 1-D Atomic Chain Simulation

    16 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Zhen Huang, Wei Zhang, Timothy S Fisher, Sridhar Sadasivam

    Calculation of Thermal Conductance of an Atomic Chain

  7. BNC Annual Research Review: An Introduction to PRISM and MEMS Simulation

    04 Jun 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Jayathi Murthy

    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 upcoming year.

  8. BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoscale Energy Conversion

    23 Apr 2007 | | 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 upcoming year.

  9. CMOS-Nano Hybrid Technology: a nanoFPGA-related study

    04 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Wei Wang

    Dr. Wei Wang received his PhD degree in 2002 from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2002 to 2004, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada....

  10. E304 L7.2.2: Nanoscale Heat Transfer - Application: Thermoelectric Generators

    06 May 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mehmet Cevdet Ozturk

  11. ECE 595E Lecture 18: FEM for Thermal Transport

    01 Mar 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel

    Outline:Recap from MondayThermal transfer overviewConvectionConductionRadiative transfer

  12. Electron Emission from Nanoscale Carbon Materials

    15 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher

    Prior studies on electron emission show possibly beneficial effects ofnanoscale phenomena on energy-conversion characteristics. For example,recent work has shown that the electric field around a nanoscale fieldemission device can increase the average energy of emitted electrons. Weconsider here...

  13. Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling L1: Introduction

    04 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Alan McGaughey, Xiulin Ruan

    Part of the 2016 IMECE Tutorial: Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling: Formulation, Implementation, and Applications.

  14. Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling L2: MD Simulation, Green Kubo, Direct Method

    04 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Xiulin Ruan, Alan McGaughey

    Part of the 2016 IMECE Tutorial: Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling: Formulation, Implementation, and Applications.

  15. Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling L3: Harmonic Lattice Dynamics, Spectral Methods

    04 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Xiulin Ruan, Alan McGaughey

    Part of the 2016 IMECE Tutorial: Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling: Formulation, Implementation, and Applications.

  16. Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling L4: Anharmonic Lattice dynamics, First Principles

    04 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Alan McGaughey, Xiulin Ruan

    Part of the 2016 IMECE Tutorial: Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling: Formulation, Implementation, and Applications.

  17. Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling L6: Phonon-Electron Coupling and Non-equilibrium

    04 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Xiulin Ruan, Alan McGaughey

    Part of the 2016 IMECE Tutorial: Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling: Formulation, Implementation, and Applications.

  18. Heat Transfer across Solid Contacts Enhanced with Nanomaterials

    11 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher

    This presentation will describe thermal transport processes at solid-solid material interfaces. An overview of applications in the electronics industry will serve to motivate the subject, and then the basic diffusive constriction theory will be developed. The addition of carbon nanotube arrays...

  19. Heat Under the Microscope:
 Uncovering the Microscopic Processes that Govern 
Thermal Transport

    04 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Austin Minnich

    n this talk, I will describe our efforts to uncover the microscopic processes that govern thermal transport by phonons. In particular, I will describe how our advances in computation and experiment have enabled the first direct measurements of thermal phonon transmission coefficients at solid...

  20. Highly Efficient Thermal Transport: The Application of Carbon Nanotube Array Interfaces

    01 Feb 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Baratunde A. Cola

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received much attention in recent years for their extraordinary properties that through careful engineering may be leverage for the development of numerous advantageous applications. However, to date, only few CNT based applications exist in the market place. So when...