The following table lists chapters in the course textbook that covers each lecture's materials. These readings are supplemented by assigned papers in the weekly homework.

A list of recommended books to supplement the assigned readings is given below the table.

## Course Textbook

Chen, Gang. *Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion: A Parallel Treatment of Electrons, Molecules, Phonons, and Photons.* Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780195159424. [Preview with Google Books]

Course calendar.
LEC # |
TOPICS |
REFERENCES |

1 |
Intro to Nanotechnology and Nanoscale Transport Phenomena |
Chapter 1 |

2 |
Characteristic Time and Length, Simple Kinetic Theory |
Chapter 1 |

3 |
Schrödinger Equation and Material Waves |
Chapter 2 |

4 |
Solution of Schrödinger Equation, Energy Quantization |
Chapter 2 |

5 |
Electronic Levels in One-Dimensional Lattice Chain |
Chapter 3 |

6 |
Crystal Bonding and Electronic Energy Levels in Crystals |
Chapter 3 |

7 |
Phonon Energy Levels in Crystal and Crystal Structures |
Chapter 3 |

8 |
Density of States and Statistical Distributions |
Chapter 3-4 |

9 |
Specific Heat and Planck’s Law |
Chapter 4 |

10 |
Fundamental of Statistical Thermodynamics |
Chapter 4 |

11 |
Energy Transfer by Waves: Plane Waves |
Chapter 5 |

12 |
Electromagnetic Waves: Reflection at a Single Interface |
Chapter 5 |

13 |
EM Wave Propagation Through Thin Films and Multilayers |
Chapter 5 |

14 |
Wave Phenomena and Landauer Formalism |
Chapters 5–6 |

15 |
Particle Description, Liouville and Boltzmann Equations |
Chapter 6 |

16 |
Fermi Golden Rule and Relaxation Time Approximation |
Chapter 6 |

17 |
Solutions to Boltzmann Equation: Diffusion Laws |
Chapter 6 |

18 |
Electron Transport and Thermoelectric Effects |
Chapter 6 |

19 |
Classical Size Effects, Parallel Direction |
Chapter 7 |

20 |
Classical Size Effects, Perpendicular Direction |
Chapter 7 |

21 |
Slip Condition, Coupled Energy Transport and Conversion |
Chapter 7-8 |

22 |
PN junction, Diode and Photovoltaic Cells |
Chapter 8 |

23 |
Liquids: Brownian Motion and Forces in Liquids |
Chapter 9 |

24 |
Electrical Double Layer, Size Effects in Phase Change |
Chapter 9 |

25 |
Statistical Foundation for Molecular Dynamics Simulation |
Chapter 10 |

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Recommended Books

Griffiths, D. J. "Quantum Mechanics." In *Introduction to Quantum Mechanics*. Prentice Hall, 1994. ISBN: 9780131244054.

Kittel, C. "Solid-State Physics." In *Introduction to Solid State Physics*. 7th ed. Wiley, 1995. ISBN: 9780471111818.

Born, M., and E. Wolf. "Electromagnetism." In *Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light*. 7th ed. Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780521642224. [Preview with Google Books]

Sze, S. M. "Electronics." In *Physics of Semiconductor Devices*. 2nd ed. Wiley, 1981. ISBN: 9780471056614.

Kittel, C., and H. Kroemer. "Thermal Physics." In *Thermal Physics*. 2nd ed. Freeman and Company, 1980. ISBN: 9780716710882.

Vincenti, W. G., and C. H. Kruger, Jr., "Kinetic Theory." In *Introduction to Physical Gas Dynamics*. Krieger, 1975. ISBN: 9780882753096.