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Magnetic Materials and Devices (MIT) Magnetic Materials and Devices (MIT)

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This course explores the relationships which exist between the performance of electrical, optical, and magnetic devices and the microstructural characteristics of the materials from which they are constructed. It features a device-motivated approach which places strong emphasis on emerging technologies. Device applications of physical phenomena are considered, including electrical conductivity and doping, transistors, photodetectors and photovoltaics, luminescence, light emitting diodes, lasers, optical phenomena, photonics, ferromagnetism, and magnetoresistance. This course explores the relationships which exist between the performance of electrical, optical, and magnetic devices and the microstructural characteristics of the materials from which they are constructed. It features a device-motivated approach which places strong emphasis on emerging technologies. Device applications of physical phenomena are considered, including electrical conductivity and doping, transistors, photodetectors and photovoltaics, luminescence, light emitting diodes, lasers, optical phenomena, photonics, ferromagnetism, and magnetoresistance.

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electrical | optical | and magnetic devices | electrical | optical | and magnetic devices | microstructural characteristics of materials | microstructural characteristics of materials | device-motivated approach | device-motivated approach | emerging technologies | emerging technologies | physical phenomena | physical phenomena | electrical conductivity | electrical conductivity | doping | doping | transistors | transistors | photodectors | photodectors | photovoltaics | photovoltaics | luminescence | luminescence | light emitting diodes | light emitting diodes | lasers | lasers | optical phenomena | optical phenomena | photonics | photonics | ferromagnetism | ferromagnetism | magnetoresistance | magnetoresistance | electrical devices | electrical devices | optical devices | optical devices | magnetic devices | magnetic devices | materials | materials | device applications | device applications

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2.997 Direct Solar/Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion Technologies (MIT) 2.997 Direct Solar/Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion Technologies (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course introduces principles and technologies for converting heat into electricity via solid-state devices. The first part of the course discusses thermoelectric energy conversion and thermoelectric materials, thermionic energy conversion, and photovoltaics. The second part of the course discusses solar thermal technologies. Various solar heat collection systems will be reviewed, followed by an introduction to the principles of solar thermophotovoltaics and solar thermoelectrics. Spectral control techniques, which are critical for solar thermal systems, will be discussed. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course introduces principles and technologies for converting heat into electricity via solid-state devices. The first part of the course discusses thermoelectric energy conversion and thermoelectric materials, thermionic energy conversion, and photovoltaics. The second part of the course discusses solar thermal technologies. Various solar heat collection systems will be reviewed, followed by an introduction to the principles of solar thermophotovoltaics and solar thermoelectrics. Spectral control techniques, which are critical for solar thermal systems, will be discussed.

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thermophotovoltaics | thermophotovoltaics | thermoelectric devices | thermoelectric devices | selective surfaces | selective surfaces | nanostructured materials | nanostructured materials | photovoltaic cells | photovoltaic cells | semiconductor physics | semiconductor physics | phonons | phonons | absorption spectrum | absorption spectrum | Seebeck effect | Seebeck effect | thermionic engines | thermionic engines | photonic crystals | photonic crystals | band gap | band gap

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2.60 Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion (MIT) 2.60 Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion (MIT)

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This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance. Systems utilizing fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, over a range of sizes and scales are discussed. Applications include fuel reforming, hydrogen and synthetic fuel production, fuel cells and batteries, combustion, hybrids, catalysis, supercritical and combined cycles, photovoltaics, etc. The course also deals with different forms of energy storage and transmission, and optimal source utilization This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance. Systems utilizing fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, over a range of sizes and scales are discussed. Applications include fuel reforming, hydrogen and synthetic fuel production, fuel cells and batteries, combustion, hybrids, catalysis, supercritical and combined cycles, photovoltaics, etc. The course also deals with different forms of energy storage and transmission, and optimal source utilization

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Thermodynamics | Thermodynamics | chemistry | chemistry | flow | flow | transport processes | transport processes | energy systems | energy systems | energy conversion in thermomechanical | thermochemical | electrochemical | energy conversion in thermomechanical | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | and photoelectric processes | power and transportation systems | power and transportation systems | efficiency | efficiency | environmental impact | environmental impact | performance | performance | fossil fuels | fossil fuels | hydrogen resources | hydrogen resources | nuclear resources | nuclear resources | renewable resources | renewable resources | fuel reforming | fuel reforming | hydrogen and synthetic fuel production | hydrogen and synthetic fuel production | fuel cells and batteries | fuel cells and batteries | combustion | combustion | hybrids | hybrids | catalysis | catalysis | supercritical and combined cycles | supercritical and combined cycles | photovoltaics | photovoltaics | energy storage and transmission | energy storage and transmission | Optimal source utilization | Optimal source utilization | fuel-life cycle analysis. | fuel-life cycle analysis. | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | 2.62 | 2.62 | 10.392 | 10.392 | 22.40 | 22.40

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Magnetic Materials and Devices (MIT) Magnetic Materials and Devices (MIT)

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This course explores the relationships which exist between the performance of electrical, optical, and magnetic devices and the microstructural characteristics of the materials from which they are constructed. The class uses a device-motivated approach which emphasizes emerging technologies. Device applications of physical phenomena are considered, including electrical conductivity and doping, transistors, photodetectors and photovoltaics, luminescence, light emitting diodes, lasers, optical phenomena, photonics, ferromagnetism, and magnetoresistance. This course explores the relationships which exist between the performance of electrical, optical, and magnetic devices and the microstructural characteristics of the materials from which they are constructed. The class uses a device-motivated approach which emphasizes emerging technologies. Device applications of physical phenomena are considered, including electrical conductivity and doping, transistors, photodetectors and photovoltaics, luminescence, light emitting diodes, lasers, optical phenomena, photonics, ferromagnetism, and magnetoresistance.

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electrical | optical | and magnetic devices | electrical | optical | and magnetic devices | microstructural characteristics of materials | microstructural characteristics of materials | device-motivated approach | device-motivated approach | emerging technologies | emerging technologies | physical phenomena | physical phenomena | electrical conductivity | electrical conductivity | doping | doping | transistors | transistors | photodectors | photodectors | photovoltaics | photovoltaics | luminescence | luminescence | light emitting diodes | light emitting diodes | lasers | lasers | optical phenomena | optical phenomena | photonics | photonics | ferromagnetism | ferromagnetism | magnetoresistance | magnetoresistance

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22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy (MIT) 22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy (MIT)

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This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments. This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments.

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22.081 | 22.081 | 2.650 | 2.650 | 10.291 | 10.291 | 1.818 | 1.818 | 10.391 | 10.391 | 11.371 | 11.371 | 22.811 | 22.811 | ESD.166 | ESD.166 | energy transfer | energy transfer | clean technologies | clean technologies | energy resource assessment | energy resource assessment | energy conversion | energy conversion | wind power | wind power | nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | nuclear waste disposal | nuclear waste disposal | carbon management options | carbon management options | geothermal energy | geothermal energy | solar photovoltaics | solar photovoltaics | solar thermal energy | solar thermal energy | biomass energy | biomass energy | biomass conversion | biomass conversion | eco-buildings | eco-buildings | hydropower | hydropower

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2.627 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics (MIT) 2.627 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures, AV special element video. Fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Lectures cover commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies and cross-cutting themes, including conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterization, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, risk analysis, and technology evolution in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment. This course is one of many OCW Energy Courses, and it is an elective subject in MIT's undergraduate Energy Studies Minor. This Institute–wide program complements the deep expertise obtained in any major with a broad understanding of the interlinked realms of science, technology, and social sciences a Includes audio/video content: AV lectures, AV special element video. Fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Lectures cover commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies and cross-cutting themes, including conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterization, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, risk analysis, and technology evolution in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment. This course is one of many OCW Energy Courses, and it is an elective subject in MIT's undergraduate Energy Studies Minor. This Institute–wide program complements the deep expertise obtained in any major with a broad understanding of the interlinked realms of science, technology, and social sciences a

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photovoltaics | photovoltaics | renewable energy | renewable energy | solar | solar | pn-junction | pn-junction | quantum efficiency | quantum efficiency | bandgap | bandgap | thermalization | thermalization | semiconductor | semiconductor | thin films | thin films | charge excitation | charge excitation | conduction | conduction | commercialization | commercialization | emerging technologies | emerging technologies | conversion efficiencies | conversion efficiencies | loss mechanisms | loss mechanisms | manufacturing | manufacturing | life-cycle analysis | life-cycle analysis | markets | markets | policy | policy | society | society | environment | environment

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EC.S07 Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems (MIT) EC.S07 Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems (MIT)

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This class will study the behavior of photovoltaic solar energy systems, focusing on the behavior of "stand-alone" systems. The design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems will be covered. This will include estimation of costs and benefits, taking into account any available government subsidies. Introduction to the hardware elements and their behavior will be included. This class will study the behavior of photovoltaic solar energy systems, focusing on the behavior of "stand-alone" systems. The design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems will be covered. This will include estimation of costs and benefits, taking into account any available government subsidies. Introduction to the hardware elements and their behavior will be included.

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solar radiation | solar radiation | solar flux | solar flux | photovoltaics | photovoltaics | solar gain | solar gain | solar energy | solar energy | solar energy collection systems | solar energy collection systems | design | design | cost-benefit analysis | cost-benefit analysis | green energy | green energy | hardware | hardware | stand-alone collectors | stand-alone collectors | flat-plate collectors | flat-plate collectors | PV stations | PV stations | utilities | utilities

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2.627 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics (MIT) 2.627 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics (MIT)

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In this course, students learn about the fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Lectures cover commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies and cross-cutting themes, including conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterization, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, and risk analysis. Some of the course will also be devoted to discussing photovoltaic technology evolution in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment. In this course, students learn about the fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Lectures cover commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies and cross-cutting themes, including conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterization, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, and risk analysis. Some of the course will also be devoted to discussing photovoltaic technology evolution in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment.

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photovoltaics | photovoltaics | renewable energy | renewable energy | solar | solar | pn-junction | pn-junction | quantum efficiency | quantum efficiency | bandgap | bandgap | thermalization | thermalization | semiconductor | semiconductor | thin films | thin films | charge excitation | charge excitation | conduction | conduction | commercialization | commercialization | emerging technologies | emerging technologies | conversion efficiencies | conversion efficiencies | loss mechanisms | loss mechanisms | manufacturing | manufacturing | life-cycle analysis | life-cycle analysis | markets | markets | policy | policy | society | society | environment | environment

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SP.769 Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems (MIT)

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This class will study the behavior of photovoltaic solar energy systems, focusing on the behavior of "stand-alone" systems. The design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems will be covered. This will include estimation of costs and benefits, taking into account any available government subsidies. Introduction to the hardware elements and their behavior will be included.

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solar radiation | solar flux | photovoltaics | solar gain | solar energy | solar energy collection systems | design | cost-benefit analysis | green energy | hardware | stand-alone collectors | flat-plate collectors | PV stations | utilities

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Magnetic Materials and Devices (MIT)

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This course explores the relationships which exist between the performance of electrical, optical, and magnetic devices and the microstructural characteristics of the materials from which they are constructed. The class uses a device-motivated approach which emphasizes emerging technologies. Device applications of physical phenomena are considered, including electrical conductivity and doping, transistors, photodetectors and photovoltaics, luminescence, light emitting diodes, lasers, optical phenomena, photonics, ferromagnetism, and magnetoresistance.

Subjects

electrical | optical | and magnetic devices | microstructural characteristics of materials | device-motivated approach | emerging technologies | physical phenomena | electrical conductivity | doping | transistors | photodectors | photovoltaics | luminescence | light emitting diodes | lasers | optical phenomena | photonics | ferromagnetism | magnetoresistance

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EC.S07 Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems (MIT)

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This class will study the behavior of photovoltaic solar energy systems, focusing on the behavior of "stand-alone" systems. The design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems will be covered. This will include estimation of costs and benefits, taking into account any available government subsidies. Introduction to the hardware elements and their behavior will be included.

Subjects

solar radiation | solar flux | photovoltaics | solar gain | solar energy | solar energy collection systems | design | cost-benefit analysis | green energy | hardware | stand-alone collectors | flat-plate collectors | PV stations | utilities

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2.60 Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion (MIT)

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This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance. Systems utilizing fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, over a range of sizes and scales are discussed. Applications include fuel reforming, hydrogen and synthetic fuel production, fuel cells and batteries, combustion, hybrids, catalysis, supercritical and combined cycles, photovoltaics, etc. The course also deals with different forms of energy storage and transmission, and optimal source utilization

Subjects

Thermodynamics | chemistry | flow | transport processes | energy systems | energy conversion in thermomechanical | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | power and transportation systems | efficiency | environmental impact | performance | fossil fuels | hydrogen resources | nuclear resources | renewable resources | fuel reforming | hydrogen and synthetic fuel production | fuel cells and batteries | combustion | hybrids | catalysis | supercritical and combined cycles | photovoltaics | energy storage and transmission | Optimal source utilization | fuel-life cycle analysis. | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | 2.62 | 10.392 | 22.40

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2.627 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics (MIT)

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In this course, students learn about the fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Lectures cover commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies and cross-cutting themes, including conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterization, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, and risk analysis. Some of the course will also be devoted to discussing photovoltaic technology evolution in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment.

Subjects

photovoltaics | renewable energy | solar | pn-junction | quantum efficiency | bandgap | thermalization | semiconductor | thin films | charge excitation | conduction | commercialization | emerging technologies | conversion efficiencies | loss mechanisms | manufacturing | life-cycle analysis | markets | policy | society | environment

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2.627 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics (MIT)

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In this course, students learn about the fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Lectures cover commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies and cross-cutting themes, including conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterization, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, and risk analysis. Some of the course will also be devoted to discussing photovoltaic technology evolution in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment.

Subjects

photovoltaics | renewable energy | solar | pn-junction | quantum efficiency | bandgap | thermalization | semiconductor | thin films | charge excitation | conduction | commercialization | emerging technologies | conversion efficiencies | loss mechanisms | manufacturing | life-cycle analysis | markets | policy | society | environment

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Magnetic Materials and Devices (MIT)

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This course explores the relationships which exist between the performance of electrical, optical, and magnetic devices and the microstructural characteristics of the materials from which they are constructed. It features a device-motivated approach which places strong emphasis on emerging technologies. Device applications of physical phenomena are considered, including electrical conductivity and doping, transistors, photodetectors and photovoltaics, luminescence, light emitting diodes, lasers, optical phenomena, photonics, ferromagnetism, and magnetoresistance.

Subjects

electrical | optical | and magnetic devices | microstructural characteristics of materials | device-motivated approach | emerging technologies | physical phenomena | electrical conductivity | doping | transistors | photodectors | photovoltaics | luminescence | light emitting diodes | lasers | optical phenomena | photonics | ferromagnetism | magnetoresistance | electrical devices | optical devices | magnetic devices | materials | device applications

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2.627 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics (MIT)

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Fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Lectures cover commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies and cross-cutting themes, including conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterization, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, risk analysis, and technology evolution in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment. This course is one of many OCW Energy Courses, and it is an elective subject in MIT's undergraduate Energy Studies Minor. This Institute–wide program complements the deep expertise obtained in any major with a broad understanding of the interlinked realms of science, technology, and social sciences as they relate to energy and associated environmental challenges.

Subjects

photovoltaics | renewable energy | solar | pn-junction | quantum efficiency | bandgap | thermalization | semiconductor | thin films | charge excitation | conduction | commercialization | emerging technologies | conversion efficiencies | loss mechanisms | manufacturing | life-cycle analysis | markets | policy | society | environment

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2.997 Direct Solar/Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion Technologies (MIT)

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This course introduces principles and technologies for converting heat into electricity via solid-state devices. The first part of the course discusses thermoelectric energy conversion and thermoelectric materials, thermionic energy conversion, and photovoltaics. The second part of the course discusses solar thermal technologies. Various solar heat collection systems will be reviewed, followed by an introduction to the principles of solar thermophotovoltaics and solar thermoelectrics. Spectral control techniques, which are critical for solar thermal systems, will be discussed.

Subjects

thermophotovoltaics | thermoelectric devices | selective surfaces | nanostructured materials | photovoltaic cells | semiconductor physics | phonons | absorption spectrum | Seebeck effect | thermionic engines | photonic crystals | band gap

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2.60 Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion (MIT)

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This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance. Systems utilizing fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, over a range of sizes and scales are discussed. Applications include fuel reforming, hydrogen and synthetic fuel production, fuel cells and batteries, combustion, hybrids, catalysis, supercritical and combined cycles, photovoltaics, etc. The course also deals with different forms of energy storage and transmission, and optimal source utilization

Subjects

Thermodynamics | chemistry | flow | transport processes | energy systems | energy conversion in thermomechanical | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | power and transportation systems | efficiency | environmental impact | performance | fossil fuels | hydrogen resources | nuclear resources | renewable resources | fuel reforming | hydrogen and synthetic fuel production | fuel cells and batteries | combustion | hybrids | catalysis | supercritical and combined cycles | photovoltaics | energy storage and transmission | Optimal source utilization | fuel-life cycle analysis. | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | 2.62 | 10.392 | 22.40

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22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy (MIT)

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This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments.

Subjects

22.081 | 2.650 | 10.291 | 1.818 | 10.391 | 11.371 | 22.811 | ESD.166 | energy transfer | clean technologies | energy resource assessment | energy conversion | wind power | nuclear proliferation | nuclear waste disposal | carbon management options | geothermal energy | solar photovoltaics | solar thermal energy | biomass energy | biomass conversion | eco-buildings | hydropower

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EC.S07 Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems (MIT)

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This class will study the behavior of photovoltaic solar energy systems, focusing on the behavior of "stand-alone" systems. The design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems will be covered. This will include estimation of costs and benefits, taking into account any available government subsidies. Introduction to the hardware elements and their behavior will be included.

Subjects

solar radiation | solar flux | photovoltaics | solar gain | solar energy | solar energy collection systems | design | cost-benefit analysis | green energy | hardware | stand-alone collectors | flat-plate collectors | PV stations | utilities

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Magnetic Materials and Devices (MIT)

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This course explores the relationships which exist between the performance of electrical, optical, and magnetic devices and the microstructural characteristics of the materials from which they are constructed. The class uses a device-motivated approach which emphasizes emerging technologies. Device applications of physical phenomena are considered, including electrical conductivity and doping, transistors, photodetectors and photovoltaics, luminescence, light emitting diodes, lasers, optical phenomena, photonics, ferromagnetism, and magnetoresistance.

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electrical | optical | and magnetic devices | microstructural characteristics of materials | device-motivated approach | emerging technologies | physical phenomena | electrical conductivity | doping | transistors | photodectors | photovoltaics | luminescence | light emitting diodes | lasers | optical phenomena | photonics | ferromagnetism | magnetoresistance

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