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RF Magnetic Field Simulation of a Novel Planar DNP-NMR Coil

A.I. Dimitriadis [1], M. Soundararajan [1], D. Yoon [1], E. de Rijk [2], J.-Ph. Ansermet [1]
[1] Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
[2] SWISSto12 SA, Lausanne, Switzerland

INTRODUCTION: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a broadly used research technique that exploits the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei with non-zero spin in order to determine the physical/chemical properties of the molecules in which they are contained. However, NMR has fundamental sensitivity limitations, as a consequence of the small energy difference between nuclear spin ...

Predicting Critical Current as a Function of Magnetic Field in High-Temperature Superconductors

J. Doody [1], P. Michael [1], R. Vieria [1], W. Beck [1], L. Zhou [1], J. Irby [1],
[1] Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, MA, USA

REBCO tapes belong to a class of high-temperature superconductors (HTS) that can be superconducting at liquid nitrogen temperatures (77K) as opposed to typical superconductors such as Nb3Sn which need to operate at liquid helium temperatures (4K). One important aspect of designing a super conducting coil is the ability to predict the critical current above which the conductor becomes ...

FEM Analysis of MEMS Capacitive Presure Sensor with Segmented Boss Structure for Diaphragm

A. K. Ramesh [1], P. Ramesh [1],
[1]College of Engineering Munnar, Munnar, Kerala, India

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) based capacitive pressure sensor designs with improved sensitivity is always a matter of great concern and the recent developments in such a design is the MEMS capacitive pressure sensor with bossed diaphragm.The bossed diaphragm model improves sensitivity but it compromises the range of operation which lead to a new design with the segmented boss structure. ...

电力母线板稳态、瞬态多物理场模型差异分析

程屾 [1], 刑燕好 [1]
[1] 沈阳工业大学,沈阳,中国

随着电力工业的快速发展,母线板作为汇集、分配和传送电能的装置,广泛应用于各个电工领域。由于流过母线板的电流一般较大,其温升发热问题不容忽视。该问题涉及电磁场、温度场、流场及位移场等多个物理场的综合。为了更好地研究其发热散热问题,本文采用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 多物理场直接耦合分析软件,基于有限元理论,在考虑设备几何形状和材料物理特性影响的基础上,对母线板进行三维建模。分别在瞬态和稳态情况下对母线板进行电—热—力耦合场分析,电—热—流耦合场分析,从而研究母线板的温度、电流密度分布规律和由于热膨胀引起的形变大小。最后加入层流,分析在考虑气流冷却效应时,母线板的散热情况,并对仿真结果进行研究分析。

Optics at the Nanoscale: Merging Nanoparticles with Light

Naomi Halas
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemistry and Bioengineering,
Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

Dr. Naomi Halas is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemistry, and Bioengineering at Rice University. She is the inventor of nanoshells, nanoparticles with optical resonances spanning the visible and infrared regions of the spectrum. She is co-founder of a company developing nanoshell-based cancer therapy. She is author of more than 150 refereed publications, more than ...

Durability Analysis on Solar Energy Converters Containing Polymeric Materials

J. Wirth, S. Jack, M. Köhl, and K.-A. Weiß
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, Germany

The key issues of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems are research and development of solar technologies for the fast growing market of solar energy. This paper presents examples of the usage of COMSOL Multiphysics: The ingress of water is a serious reason for the degradation of photovoltaic modules which can hardly be measured using experimental approaches yet. Therefore, a ...

Model-Based Calibration System for Direct Thermal Printing

W. Vetterling[1], and Z. Peng[1]
[1]Zink Imaging, Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

This document describes a method for maintaining the long-term calibration of a full color direct thermal printer. An essential component of the system is a thermal model created using COMSOL Multiphysics that allows fitting of color data recorded at different temperatures and exposure times to model results for the same conditions. The fitted results reveal the depth and thickness of color dye ...

Parallel Performance Studies for COMSOL Multiphysics Using Scripting and Batch Processing

N. Petra[1], and M.K. Gobbert[1]

[1]Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The graphical user interface (GUI) of COMSOL Multiphysics offers an effective environment to get started solving problems. For reproducibility of the results, it is often desirable to explore the script-based modeling capabilities of COMSOL with MATLAB. There are also potential benefits of running COMSOL in parallel, specifically by running several computational threads in shared-memory ...

Using Microwaves for Extracting Water From the Moon

Edwin Ethridge
Senior Materials Scientist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

A scientific hypothesis states that cryogenic trapped water is just under the surface of lunar soil at the poles in permanently shadowed craters. Microwave energy can be used to efficiently extract this water from permafrost. COMSOL permits calculation of the heating of simulated lunar soil using measured temperature dependent dielectric properties. Calculations at different microwave ...

Multiphysics Modelling of a Micro Valve

F. Bircher[1] and P. Marmet[1]

[1]Institute of Print Technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Burgdorf, Switzerland

Electromagnetic micro valves are currently developed empirically or the different physics are treated separately. To accelerate the development-process and for a better understanding of the overall system, a multiphysics simulation is built up. This simulation considers the electromagnetics, the electronics (including the control of the process), the mechanics and the fluidics with respect to ...