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Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion: A Parallel Treatment of Electrons, Molecules, Phonons, and Photons (MIT-Pappalardo Series in Mechanical Engineering)

 
 
 
 
Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion: A Parallel Treatment of Electrons, Molecules, Phonons, and Photons (MIT-Pappalardo Series in Mechanical Engineering)
Author: Gang Chen
ISBN 13: 9780195159424
ISBN 10: 19515942
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-03-03
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 560
List Price: $195.00
 
 

The macroscopic description of heat transfer got along just fine for a long time on the theories and laws of Fourier, Newton, Stefan-Boltzman, and the like, admits Chen (mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and engineers have had to pay little or no attention to the microscopic processes involved. But that has changed with the advent of nanotechnology, direct energy conversion technologies, biotechnology, microelectronics, photonics, and other evolving and emerging technologies. He sets out microscopic pictures of thermal energy transport and energy conversion processes from nanoscale continuously to macroscale, integrating fundamentals and findings in a wide range of disciplines. Readers are assumed to have had no more than an undergraduate physics course typical in mechanical engineering curricula, so those with some quantum mechanics and solid-state physics should have an easy sail. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR