151-0060-00L  Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion in Micro- and Nanoscale Technologies

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersD. Poulikakos, H. Eghlidi, T. Schutzius
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0060-00 VThermodynamics and Energy Conversion in Micro- and Nanoscale Technologies2 hrs
Wed13:15-15:00ML F 39 »
D. Poulikakos, H. Eghlidi, T. Schutzius
151-0060-00 UThermodynamics and Energy Conversion in Micro- and Nanoscale Technologies2 hrs
Thu09:15-11:00ML F 40 »
D. Poulikakos, H. Eghlidi, T. Schutzius

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AbstractThe lecture deals with both: the thermodynamics in nano- and microscale systems and the thermodynamics of ultra-fast phenomena. Typical areas of applications are microelectronics manufacturing and cooling, laser technology, manufacturing of novel materials and coatings, surface technologies, wetting phenomena and related technologies, and micro- and nanosystems and devices.
ObjectiveThe student will acquire fundamental knowledge of micro and nanoscale interfacial thermofluidics including light interaction with surfaces. Furthermore, the student will be exposed to a host of applications ranging from superhydrophobic surfaces and microelectronics cooling to biofluidics and solar energy, all of which will be discussed in the context of the course.
ContentThermodynamic aspects of intermolecular forces, Molecular dynamics; Interfacial phenomena; Surface tension; Wettability and contact angle; Wettability of Micro/Nanoscale textured surfaces: superhydrophobicity and superhydrophilicity.

Physics of micro- and nanofluidics.

Principles of electrodynamics and optics; Optical waves at interfaces; Plasmonics: principles and applications.
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Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersH. Eghlidi, D. Poulikakos, T. Schutzius
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationRe-enrolling for the course unit is recommended if a repetition is necessary.
Written aidsProgrammable calculator (non-transmittable) 4 A4 sheets summary (8 A4 pages), no exercises
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