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Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion

A Parallel Treatment of Electrons, Molecules, Phonons, and Photons

Gang Chen

Publication Date - March 2005

ISBN: 9780195159424

560 pages
Hardcover
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Retail Price to Students: $175.00

A comprehensive overview of nanoscale heat transfer

Description

This is a graduate level textbook in nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion that can also be used as a reference for researchers in the developing field of nanoengineering. It provides a comprehensive overview of microscale heat transfer, focusing on thermal energy storage and transport. Chen broadens the readership by incorporating results from related disciplines, from the point of view of thermal energy storage and transport, and presents related topics on the transport of electrons, phonons, photons, and molecules. This book is part of the MIT-Pappalardo Series in Mechanical Engineering.

Features

  • Part of the MIT-Pappalardo Series in Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduate level textbook in nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of microscale heat transfer, focusing on thermal energy storage and transport
  • Incorporates results from related disciplines, from the point of view of thermal energy storage and transport

Reviews

"This book is designed as a senior- or graduate-level course resource and will also serve as a reference for practicing engineers and researchers."--CHOICE

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Material Waves and Energy Quantization
    3. Energy States in Solids
    4. Statistical Thermodynamics and Thermal Energy Storage
    5. Energy Transfered by Waves
    6. Particle Description of Transport Processes: Classical Laws
    7. Classical Size Effects
    8. Energy Conversion and Coupled Transport Processes
    9. Liquids in Their Interfaces
    10. Molecular Dynamics Simulation
    Appendix A: Homogeneous Semiconductors
    Appendix B: Semiconductor p-n Junctions
    Index
    Units and Their Conversions
    Physical Constants