ECEN 5555 (3). Principles of Energy Systems and Devices.
Develops principles underlying electronic, optical and thermal devices,
materials and nanostructures for renewable energy. Course provides a
foundation in statistical thermodynamics and uses it to analyze the
operation and efficiency limits of devices for photovoltaics, energy
storage (batteries and ultra-capacitors), chemical conversion
(fuel cells and engines), solid state lighting, heat pumps, cooling,
and potentially harvesting zero-point energy from the vacuum.|
(Meets with ECEN 4555.)
|Credits and Design||3 credit hours. Elective course.|
|Prerequisite(s)||ECEN 3810, Introduction to Probability|
|Corequisite(s)||PHYS 2130, General Physics 3 or PHYS 2170, Foundations of Modern Physics|
|Textbook||Daniel V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Thermal Physics, Addison-Wesley, 2000, ISBN-13 978-0-201-38027-9.|
Last revised: 08-02-11, PM, ARP.