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
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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 |

## 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.