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Engineers, researchers, and scientists across industries use multiphysics simulation to research and develop innovative product designs and processes. Find inspiration in technical papers and presentations they have presented at the COMSOL Conference. Browse the selection below or use the Quick Search tool to find a specific presentation or filter by application area.
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MEMS and Nanotechnologyx

Simulations of Micropumps Based on Tilted Flexible Structures new

M. J. Hancock[1], N. H. Elabbasi[1], M. C. Demirel[2]
[1]Veryst Engineering, LLC, Needham, MA, USA
[2]The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Pumping liquids at small scales is challenging because of the principle of reversibility: in a viscous regime, the flow streamlines through a fixed geometry are the same regardless of flow direction. Recently we developed a class of microfluidic pump designs based on tilted flexible ... 詳細を見る

Theoretical and Experimental Validation of Micro Hot Embossing on Polymeric Substrates

F. Lai [1], N. K. Shivaprakash [1], J. Zhang [1], A. Panwar [1], J. Mead [1], C. Barry [1], Q. Truong [2],
[1] University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA
[2] US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick, MA, USA

Micro hot embossing on a large area polymeric substrates using roll-to-roll (R2R) mode has been considered as one of the most promising technologies that can offer continuous fabrication of large area polymeric substrates. Besides continuous operation, roll-to-roll (R2R) process offers ... 詳細を見る

Mobility of Catalytic Self-Propelled Nanorods Modeling with COMSOL Multiphysics®

F. Lugli[1] and F. Zerbetto[1]
[1]Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

A small particle or a nano-sized object placed in a liquid is subject to random collisions with solvent molecules. The resulting erratic movement of the object is known as Brownian motion, which, in nature, cannot be used to any practical advantage both in natural systems (such as ... 詳細を見る

Multiphysics Modeling of Nanoparticle Detection - Current Status and Collaboration Sought

D. Krizaj[1], I. Iskra[2], Z. Topcagic[1], and M. Remskar[2]
[1]University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia
[2]Institut Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia

We are developing nanoparticle detector for airborn particles. The detection principle is based on condensation of nanoparticles forming micron sized water droplets and detection of the droplets by a capacitive type nanodetector. We have successfully performed some experimental ... 詳細を見る

Effect of Mass Adsorption on a Resonant NEMS

J. J. Ruz Martinez
Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid
Tres Cantos
Madrid, Spain

The motion of a resonant NEMS has been widely studied for many different applications such as structural mechanics in engineering, ultra sensitive mass spectrometers or the well known Atomic Force Microscope. The study of the eigenfrequencies of such structures is very important, and ... 詳細を見る

Numerical and Experimental Evaluation for Measurement of a Single Red Blood Cell Deformability Using a Microchannel and Electric Sensors

K. Tatsumi[1]
[1]Kyoto University, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan

An electric micro-resistance sensor that can continuously measure the deformability of a single red blood cell (RBC) in a microchannel and a numerical model that can simulate the resistance and capacitance of the cell membrane and cytoplasm are developed and improved. The resistance ... 詳細を見る

Electrical Energy Harvesting from Body Heat: Indirect Conversion via Mechanical Vibration new

S. Shin [1], H. Mojtaba [1], F. Ayazi [1],
[1] Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

Recent rapid progress in MEMS with wireless communication system has enabled low power micro sensor network for human body, Body Area Sensor Network (BASN). The information gathering from BASNs will provide a significant opportunities for various medical applications. One of the key ... 詳細を見る

A Study of Lubricating Flows in MEMS Bearings

E. Gutierrez-Miravete[1], and J. Streeter[2]

[1]Department of Engineering and Science, Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
[2]Optiwind, Torrington, Connecticut, USA

The bearing and shaft are part of a safe and arm device constructed as an assembly by a multi-layer additive/subtractive plating and planarization processes (EFAB technology). Devices are constructed by a multi-layer additive/subtractive planarization process. This paper evaluates the ... 詳細を見る

Time-dependent Thermoelectric Switching in Vanadium Oxide new

G. Àbel [1], F. Torres [1], M. Kiwi [1],
[1] Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

We report the reversible thermoelectric switching [1, 2, 3] induced by a time dependent and frequency domain electric field (or AC voltage) in a microscopic single contact nano-device based on Gold and Vanadium Oxide, which promises potential applications for future information storage ... 詳細を見る

Investigating the Use of a Piezoelectric Actuator for the Appendages of a Microrobot

J. Clark, and J. Clark
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

We investigate the use of a piezoelectric actuator for the appendages of a microrobot. Possible uses may include micro assembly, mobile surveillance, etc. What is different about this microrobot is that it uses 2 degrees of freedom, low powered piezoelectric flexures, while attempting to ... 詳細を見る