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Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Speaker: Christopher Dames, UC Berkeley
Title: Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials
Location: 67-3111 Chemla Room


Various physical phenomena cause the properties of nanostructures to differ from their bulk counterparts. These phenomena affect how nanostructures transport, store, convert,and dissipate energy. This is important for a broad range of energy applications including thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, hydrogen storage, and thermal management of microelectronics. For example, the transport of heat along a nanowire can be many times slower than in a bulk material, which is bad for microelectronic devices but is quite exciting for thermoelectric energy conversion.