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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


Abstract:

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.