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COMSOL News Magazine 2017

Elucidating the Mechanism Governing the Cell Rotation Behavior Under DEP

G. Zhang[1], Y. Zhao[1], J. Brcka[2], J. Faguet[2], E. Lee[2]
[1]Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
[2]TEL U.S. Holdings, Inc., U.S. Technology Development Center, Austin, TX, USA

In our experiments with manipulating cells with DEP, we noted that some cells are constantly spining. By hypothesing that the cell spining is caused by the non-circular shape of the cell body and the off-centered location of its nucleus and that the rotation direction depends on the relative location of nucleus with respect to the electrical field, we found that the observed cell rotation was ...

Numerical Analysis of the Response of Thick Wires to Extreme Dynamic Electro-Mechanical Loads - new

R. Cunrath[1], M. Wickert[2]
[1]Fraunhofer EMI, Efringen-Kirchen, Germany
[2]Fraunhofer EMI, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Research at Fraunhofer EMI addresses the response of materials in extreme dynamic loads. Besides mechanical or thermal loads, intense electric pulse currents also represent an extreme dynamic load. Experimentally, metallic samples, mainly thick wires, were electro-mechanically loaded with currents up to 400 kA. For this purpose, a test rig containing a high-voltage pulsed power supply and high ...

Doping Dependent I-V Characteristics of Single Silicon Nanowire

S. Mishra [1], S. K. Saxena [1], P. Yogi [1], P. R Sagdeo [1], R. Kumar [1],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

In the present work, we have studied the electron transport properties of single silicon nanowire using Semiconductor Module of COMSOLMultiphysics software. We construct a MSM (metal-semiconductor-metal) model where metal is selected as copper and semiconductor is taken as silicon. Silicon is doped with n-type impurity by increasing doping concentration. Further, the Schottky diodes formed at ...

Hybrid FEM-BEM Approach for Two- and Three-Dimensional Open Boundary Magnetostatic Problems

A.Weddemann[1], D. Kappe[2], and A. Hütten[2]
[1]Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA
[2]Department of Physics, Thin Films and Physics of Nanostructures, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

In principal, the calculation of the magnetic state inside a magnetic object requires the evaluation of the field in the entire unbounded space. With finite element methods restricted to finite domains, commonly auxiliary domains are employed which result in a non-physical cut-off. Not only are these additional domains result in an increased number of degrees of freedom which are strictly ...

Finite Element Modeling of Remote Field Eddy Current Phenomenon

T. Jayakumar[1], B. Purnachandra Rao[2], C. K. Mukhopadhyay[3], B. Sasi[2], V. Arjun[5], S. Thirunavukkarasu[2]
[1]Metallurgy and Materials Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
[2]Nondestructive Evaluation Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
[3]EMSI Section, Nondestructive Evaluation Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, TN, India
[5]NDE Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India

Remote field eddy current (RFEC) technique is a method of detecting defects in ferromagnetic tubes. This is based on low frequency eddy current, which employs an exciter coil and a receiver coil separated by a characteristic distance. The exciter is fed with a low frequency sinusoidal current and the receiver coil senses the perturbation of the magnetic fields caused by the eddy currents in the ...

Magnetic Devices For a Beam Energy Recovery THz Free Electron Laser - new

R. R. S. Caetano[1], G. Cernicchiaro[2], R. M. O. Galvão[3]
[1]Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Macaé, RJ, Brazil
[2]Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
[3]Instituto de Física USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

This paper presents a numerical analysis of magnetic devices, dipole, quadrupole and undulator and a THz Free Electron Laser (FEL) electron-beam recovery system. Free Electron Laser are an important source of coherent radiation being used in the study of chemical properties of substances, thus being an important tool for various fields of science such as condensed matter physics, chemistry, ...

Coupling Picosecond Terahertz Pulses to a Scanning Tunneling Microscope

P. H. Nguyen [1], C. Rathje [2], G. J. Hornig [1], V. Jelic [1], C. Ropers [2], F. A. Hegmann [1],
[1] University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
[2] 4th Physical Institute, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Probing ultrafast processes over subpicosecond and picosecond time scales provides fundamental insight into the nature of materials. We have experimentally demonstrated terahertz (THz)-pulse-induced tunneling in a scanning tunneling microscope (THz-STM) to image surfaces with simultaneous nanometer spatial resolution and subpicosecond time resolution [1]. However, the exact mechanism by which ...

Influence of Voltage Type and Polarity on Electric Field Distribution Along a Polymeric Insulator

Arshad [1], Dr. A. Nekahi [1], S. McMeekin [1], M. Farzaneh [2]
[1] School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
[2] Canada Research Chair on Atmospheric Icing Engineering of Power Networks (INGIVRE), Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, QC, Canada

Electric field distribution along an insulator surface is of prime importance for the long term performance of insulators. In this paper electric field and potential distribution along a standard 33 kV polymeric insulator were investigated under different pollution conditions. Effect of voltage type and polarity on the electric field and potential distribution under contaminated conditions were ...

Modeling Directional Two Arm Archimedes Spiral Coils in the RF Electromagnet Range

A. Kalinowski, and J. Maguire
Naval Undersea Warfare Center/Div. Npt. , Newport, RI, USA

The paper addresses a class of problems for modeling and consequently simulating the electromagnetic field radiation pattern from a two arm Archimedes spiral coil. The performance of particular interest is knowledge of the radiated magnetic field H and electric field E in the neighborhood of the coil. The results in this paper illustrate how COMSOL is used to solve for the radiated ...

A Modeling Study of Electrical Characteristics of Anisotropic Conductive Film Adhesives

R. Divigalpitiya
3M Canada Company, London, ON, Canada

Finite element analysis provides new insights into the electrical behavior of conducting adhesives. We show that at a contact between a spherical conducting particle and a flat conducting substrate the current distribution is non-uniform: the current is concentrated at the periphery of the contact. In practice, the current concentration has important implications. We further shed light on what ...