Fiches de cours

Nano-scale heat transfer

ME-469

Enseignant(s) :

Tagliabue Giulia

Langue:

English

Summary

Micro/nano systems are at the core of numerous established and emerging technologies. This course focuses on the microscopic description of heat transfer and energy conversion. It shows how classical physics laws emerge at larger scales and what unique behaviors are observed at the nanoscale.

Content

Part I: Fundamentals (10 weeks)

1. Energy states

2. Energy Transport

3. Energy conversion

4. Liquids and Interfaces (Optional)

Part II: Applications (4 weeks)

In the second part of the course, starting from recent literature results, we will analyze the functioning of selected state-of-the art systems such as thermoelectric devices, plasmonic devices, nanophotonic surfaces for radiative cooling and others.

Keywords

Heat transfer, nanoscale systems, energy conversion

 

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Fourier's law, Newton's shear stresses and Ohm's law

Wave equation (will be revised)

Classification of materials

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Assessment methods

Theory assessed with mid-term written exam

Group project/presentation including literature review

Resources

Bibliography

Nanoscale energy transport and conversion : a parallel treatment of electrons, molecules, phonons, and photons

Gang Chen; 2005

https://library.epfl.ch/beast?record=ebi01_prod004956565

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

    • Semestre
       Printemps
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Nano-scale heat transfer
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices
      1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Projet
      1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Semestre
       Printemps
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Nano-scale heat transfer
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices
      1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Projet
      1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
En construction
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand