MSE 380 Winter 2017
HW #2 Solutions
02/13/17
1. RFA (Spectrum 1) vs. BPA (Spectrum 2)
a) The steplike increase is associated with electronic excitation. On either side of the step, the
fluctuations are random. The average below the step A1=607.5. The ave
On the next pages, I have collected a few additional practice problems (from prior
exams).
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Chemical and Statistical Thermodynamics of Materials
Midterm November 3, 2014
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Each problem yields the same number of points.
Useful equati
Chemical and Statistical Thermodynamics: Homework #3b
1. One mole of monatomic, ideal gas is subjected to the following sequence of steps:
(a) Starting at 300 K and 10 bar, the gas expands freely into a vacuum, such that its
volume triples.
(b) Subsequent
Chemical and Statistical Thermodynamics: Homework #4
1. Determining the Gibbs free energy of a material at atmospheric pressure from basic
experimental properties.
Consider one mole of a material with the following properties:
Entropy at T0 = 298 K: S0
Chemical and Statistical Thermodynamics: Homework #3a
1. Heat capacity. Study example 10.5 in the book. Then answer problem 10.4 (p. 190).
2. Pressure and its relation to energy. Problem 10.10.
3. Becoming familiar with lattice models. Lattice models are
MAT SCI 452: SSPM
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MAT SCI 452: Symmetry, Structure, and Properties of Materials
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The effects of electron repulsion
and
Band structures of real solids
MSE 395: Electronic and Thermal Properties of Solids
April 16th, 2015
1
The effects of electron repulsion The Hubbard model
In band theory (and simple orbital theories) we assume that re
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5.19: A perfectly heatinsulated box is equipped with an electric heater, which allows the heat at
an accurately measured rate. The only way heat can be removed is through a Peltier heat pump
whose hot side is maintained at a constant 300 .
The current, ,
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From bonds to bands
or
Understanding band structures from a chemical
point of view
MSE 395: Electronic and Thermal Properties of Solids
April 15th, 2015
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Why care?
Band structures (spaghetti diagrams) look very
complicated! Can we understand those?
Metal
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MSE 395 Thermoelectric Devices
Practice Problems
Ryan J. Paull
Northwestern University
Evanston IL 60201
http:/thermoelectrics.matsci.northwestern.edu
Thermoelectric Devices
Battery:
Thermoelectric batteries utilize the Seebeck effect
to turn a temperatur
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MSE 395: Thermal and Electronic Properties of Materials, Prof. Snyder
HW #2
1. Sketch the E vs. DOS expected for these compounds. Include all valence
shell states for all atoms.
GaN
ZnSe
PbZrO3
FeS2
Si
La3Te4 (hint: treat this one as ionic)
For each
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MSE 395 Thermal and Electronic Properties of Materials, Prof. Snyder
HW3
1. Consider a single parabolic band (dispersion relation
) in 3D.
a) With Energy as the vertical axis, sketch the density of states g(E). How does it change
with Energy E?
b) With E
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MSE 395: Thermal and Electronic Properties of Materials, Prof. Snyder
HW #1
All the questions come from Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, by Da Rosa
1. Da Rosa 5.1
The Russians are quite advanced in thermoelectrics and have recently developed a
Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering: Electro & Therm Props of Mats
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Spring 2016
MSE 395: Thermal and Electronic Properties of Materials, Prof. Snyder
HW #1
All the questions come from Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, by Da Rosa
1. Da Rosa 5.1
The Russians are quite advanced in thermoelectrics and have recently developed a
Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering: Electro & Therm Props of Mats
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Single parabolic band modeling
MSE 395: Electronic and Thermal Properties of Solids
May 21st, 2015
1
Single parabolic band modeling
Solutions of Boltzmann transport equations (BTE). Assumptions:
1. Isotropic, parabolic dispersion relationship (parabolic b
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Chapter 5
Thermoelectricity
So far we have discussed heat engines in general and have examined in
some detail the heat engine used in Ocean Thermal Energy Converters.
All these engines convert heat into mechanical energy.
In this chapter and in the next t
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Functional approach.
People develop reasons to justify their behavior
To convince them to change their behaviors, you must understand their reasons
Once you understand their reasons, you must develop a strategy that attacks the specific
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