ME 6950 Thermoelectrics II (Physics and Materials)
SUM II 2017
Thermoelectric Materials covers the fundamental
theories for thermoelectric bulk and nanostructured materials. The fundamental
theories include physics of electrons and phonons, thermoelectric transport
properties such as the Seebeck coefficient, electrical conductivity, and
electronic and lattice thermal conductivity. The theoretical model discusses
nonparabolic two-band Kane model for electrons and phonons. Nanostructure
includes nanocomposites, two-dimensional and one-dimensional nanostructures.
This course also practices mathematical modeling and optimization using Mathcad.
objectives: To learn the basic
principles of of thermoelectric physics and materials and
to experience state-of-the-art
technologies in the fields.
Pre-requisites: ME5500 Advanced Engineering Materials
Professor HoSung Lee
Office: Room G216, Parkview
Phone: 269) 276-3429
Lecture hours: Mon. and Wed., 4:00 PM – 6:50 PM Room F210
Office hours: Mon. and Wed. 3:00- 4:00 PM Room G216
Thermoelectrics: Design and Materials- by HoSung Lee, 2017, Wiley, ISBN
Reference Book: Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion, by Gang Chen, Oxford, 2005, Thermoelectrics: Basic Principles and New Materials Development, by G.S. Nolas, J. Sharp, H.J. Goldsmid, Springer, 2001 and
Introduction to Thermoelectricity, by H. Hulian Goldsmid, Springer, 2010
Homework & Computer Assignments 25%
Final Design Project and Presentation (Mon. 8/14) 25%
80.0%- 85.0% =B
Homework and computer
and computer work will be assigned in class.
No late homework will be accepted. No homework solutions will be posted.
Design Project: One design project will be conducted individually with an oral presentation and a written report.
Chapter 9 Crystal Structure
Chapter 10 Physics of Electrons
Chapter 11 Density of States and Fermi Energy
Chapter 12 Thermoelectric Transport Properties
Chapter 13 Phonons
Chapter 14 Low-Dimensional Nanostructures
Chapter 15 Generic Model of Bulk Silicon and Nanostructures
Chapter 16 Theoretical Model of Thermoelectric Transport Properties
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