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Passive Microsensor Based on LC Resonators for Substance Identification

D.A. Sanz Becerra[1], E.A. Unigarro Calpa[1], J. Osma[1], F. Segura[1]
[1]Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

A scheme for inductive wireless powering and readout of passive LC sensor is presented. The sensor’s inductor is designed as a planar square coil and is used as the power receiving component. The capacitor is connected directly to the inductor and it was designed as an interdigital capacitor. With a transmitting coil (coupling antenna), an electromagnetic field is generated which couples with ...

Effects Of Saline Infusion On The Lesion Size During The Radiofrequency Ablation Of Liver Cancer

O. E. Hin [1]
[1] Monash University, Malaysia

In this study, a computational model is developed and solved using COMSOL Multiphysics software to estimate the lesion size during saline-infused RFA. Transport of saline is set up by modifying the Poisson equation and the convection-diffusion equation [3] under the Mathematics module. Heating during RFA is set up based on the Joule heating module. To describe the lesion size, the two-state cell ...

Radio Frequency Tissue Ablation Simulation with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

N. Elabbasi [1], M. Hancock [1],
[1] Veryst Engineering, Needham, MA, USA

Radiofrequency (RF) tissue ablation is commonly used to treat medical conditions involving dysfunctional tissue especially in the heart, kidneys, lungs, bones, or liver. An electrode at the tip of a catheter delivers high frequency current (350-500 kHz) to the targeted tissue causing it to heat and then ablate without disturbing the electrical signals of the nervous system or heart, and with ...

Finite Element Analysis of Contact Studies of Radio Frequency MEMs Switch Membranes

J. Liu [1], V. B. Chalivendra [1], C. Goldsmith [1], W. Huang [1]
[1] University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA, USA

Radio frequency (RF) micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) switch works in on/off modes controlled by electrostatic forces. In off mode, rough surfaces of electrodes come into a contact. Membrane contact surfaces have complex surface roughness patterns and the mechanical contact problem is very challenging to understand. The capability to predict contact quality becomes extremely important to ...

Superconducting RF Cavity Performance Degradation after Quenching in Static Magnetic Field

I. Terechkine[1], T. Khabiboulline[1], D. Sergatskov[1]
[1]Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, USA

Performance degradation of a superconducting RF cavity after quenching in an external magnetic field was calculated using COMSOL. This degradation is due to the increased resistance of a superconducting surface with trapped magnetic flux. The amount of the trapped flux depends on the size of the normally-conducting opening that develops in the superconducting wall of a cavity during quenching. ...

Forces and Heating in Plasmonic Particles

M. Gonçalves[1], O. Marti[1]
[1]Ulm University - Inst. of Experimental Physics, Ulm, Germany

Plasmonic resonances arising in gold nanoparticles lead to strongly localized near-field enhancements. These enhancements generate strong field gradients that can be exploited in particle trapping. On the other hand plasmonic resonances lead to enhanced absorption and heat generation. Gold nanoparticles have been used to kill cancer cells based on plasmonic heating. We have investigated the ...

Multiphysics Design of ESS-Bilbao Linac Accelerating Cavities Using COMSOL

J. L. Munoz, and I. Rodriguez
ESS-Bilbao
Bilbao, Spain

A proton linac drives particles using the electric field of a high power RF standing wave in a resonant cavity. The design of these cavities involve several aspects of multiphysics simulation, that have been accomplished using COMSOL. The first step consist on the geometric optimization of the cavities in order to have the correct frequency while maximizing some figures of merit. This task ...

Plasma Scaling Leads the Transition from 2D to True 3D Models

J. Brcka [1],
[1] Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc., Austin, TX, USA

Introduction: In inductively coupled plasma (ICP) systems the inductive antenna is coupled to the excited plasma inside the low pressure gas reactor. A multi-ICP system can be used for increased area processing and provide additional variables for controlling the plasma. However, assembling the source from individual sources changes the symmetry of the system. Simulation of plasmas in ...

A Study on the Suitability of Indium Nitride for THz Plasmonics

A. Shetty[1], K. J. Vinoy[1], S. B. Krupanidhi[2]
[1]Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
[2]Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

As interest in the electromagnetic spectrum expands towards the infrared and terahertz range, the distinct advantages of using semiconductors instead of metals for plasmonic applications must be understood. Plasmonic resonances in gold (Au) and indium nitride (InN) gratings are studied, in the terahertz (?=30µm) regime. The electromagnetic properties of Au and InN are described by the Drude ...

Effect of Antenna Deformation on Performance

J. Persad [1], S. Rocke [1], A. Abdool [1], D. Ringis [1],
[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Ubiquitous, unobtrusive wearable computing has tremendous potential for impacting many applications including medical, personal entertainment and surveillance. Advances in the underlying technology have allowed for consistent reduction in the size and weight of emerging solutions, with increasing subsystem integration. A key component for the realisation of these systems is the short and long ...