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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.
Nano-Scale Device Simulations Using PROPHET-Lab Exercise 2
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08 Feb 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Yang Liu
Companion exercises for "Nano-Scale Device Simulations Using PROPHET".
Nano-Scale Device Simulations Using PROPHET-Lab Exercise 1
Nano-Scale Device Simulations Using PROPHET-Part II: PDE Systems
22 Jan 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Yang Liu, Robert Dutton
Part II uses examples to
illustrate how to build user-defined PDE systems in PROPHET.
Nano-Scale Device Simulations Using PROPHET-Part I: Basics
Part I covers the basics of PROPHET,
including the set-up of simulation structures and parameters based on
pre-defined PDE systems.
Nano-Scale Device Simulations Using PROPHET
These two lectures are aimed to give a practical guide to the use of a
general device simulator
(PROPHET) available on nanoHUB. PROPHET
is a partial differential equation (PDE) solver that...
Quantum Chemistry Part II
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22 Nov 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): George C. Schatz
This tutorial will provide an overview of electronic structure calculations from a
chemist's perspective. This will include a review of the basic electronic structure
Modeling and Simulation of Sub-Micron Thermal Transport
27 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jayathi Murthy
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in understanding thermal phenomena at the sub-micron scale. Applications include the thermal performance of microelectronic devices,...
Quantum Chemistry Part I
15 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner