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  1. 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...

  2. The Energy Problem: What the Helios Project Can Do About It

    13 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...

  3. The Potential of Nanostructured Materials to Address the Challenge of a Sustainable Energy Resource

    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...

  4. 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...

  5. Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Superlattices

    18 Oct 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Terence Musho, Greg Walker

    Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in 1D Superlattice Structures using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions

  6. Thin-Film and Multi-Element Thermoelectric Devices Simulator

    17 Jul 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Je-Hyeong Bahk, Megan Youngs, Zach Schaffter, Kazuaki Yazawa, Ali Shakouri

    Tool to simulate both micro-scale thin-film thermoelectric devices and large-scale multi-element thermoelectric modules for cooling and power generation

  7. 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...

  8. 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..., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.