The possibility of using silicon as a thermoelectric material for waste heat recovery is technologically significant due to silicon's economy of scale and vast processing knowhow. Patterning silicon as nanowires with roughened...]]>

In this talk we review some of the advances in nanoscale energy conversion devices and discuss about the challenges and opportunities to provide a clean energy infrastructure. Couple of examples from solar...]]>

- Introduction
- Heat transport by current flow
- Mathematical formulation
- Discussion
- Summary

- Introduction
- Charge transport in a temperature gradient
- Mathematical formulation
- Discussion
- Summary

This course is about how charge flows in semiconductors with an emphasis on transport in nanoscale devices. The objective is to develop a broad understanding of basic concepts. The course is designed for those who work on electronic materials and devices – whether they...]]>

- (i) Electrical conductivity,

(ii) Seebeck coefficient (or "thermopower"),

(iii) Peltier coefficient,

(iv) Electronic heat...]]>1 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:18:21 -0400 Lecture 4: Thermoelectric Effects-Physical Approach http://nanohub.org/resources/11747http://nanohub.org/resources/11747 The effect of temperature gradients on current flow and how electrical currents produce heat currents are discussed. Coupled equations for theelectric and heat currents are then presented, and applications to electronic cooling and the generation of electrical power from thermal gradients...]]> 1 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:05:16 -0400 Near-Equilibrium Transport: Fundamentals and Applications http://nanohub.org/resources/11763http://nanohub.org/resources/11763 Engineers and scientists working on electronic materials and devices need a working knowledge of "near-equilibrium" (also called "linear" or "low-field") transport. The term "working knowledge" means understanding how to use theory in practice. Measurements of resistivity, conductivity,...]]> 6 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:05:16 -0400 2011 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up http://nanohub.org/resources/11699http://nanohub.org/resources/11699

2011 NCN Summer School Class Photo

click on image for larger version**Alumni Discussion Group:**2 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:55:00 -0400 Thermoelectric Effects http://nanohub.org/resources/11550http://nanohub.org/resources/11550 This set of handwritten notes is part of the Semiconductor Transport class. **]]>**39 Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:21:29 -0400 2010 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up http://nanohub.org/resources/8878http://nanohub.org/resources/8878 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. Ever since the birth of solid-state physics, materials have been described in terms of average material parameters like...]]> 2 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 18:40:12 -0500 Nanoelectronic Devices, With an Introduction to Spintronics http://nanohub.org/resources/9363http://nanohub.org/resources/9363 image Nanoelectronic devices are at the heart of today's powerful computers and are also of great interest for many emerging...]]>

6 Thu, 09 Sep 2010 18:39:56 -0400 Thermoelectric Nanotechnology http://nanohub.org/resources/9421http://nanohub.org/resources/9421 1 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 17:28:26 -0400 Thermoelectric Generator Module with Convective Heat Transfer http://nanohub.org/resources/teghttp://nanohub.org/resources/teg 7 Mon, 12 Jul 2010 19:09:50 -0400 Thermal Transport in Nanostructured Materials: Working to Improve Efficiency in the Field of Thermoelectrics http://nanohub.org/resources/9213http://nanohub.org/resources/9213 Various forms of thermal energy are being investigated and utilized as analternative energy source. Thermoelectric devices are one such method thathas the ability to provide thermal to electrical energy conversion, or beused as a cooling mechanism when power is input. The applications...]]> 1 Thu, 08 Jul 2010 19:49:49 -0400