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Stress Induced by Silicon-Germanium Integration in Field Effect Transistors - new

R. Berthelon [1], D. Dutartre [1], F. Andrieu [2]
[1] STMicroelectronics, France
[2] CEA Leti, France

The integration of high level of stress in field effect transistors is performed through incorporation of intrinsically strained SiGe layers. With the help of COMSOL simulations, we performed two studies addressing the level of stress in the area of interest. In the first case, we analyzed the geometric effects of the SiGe film stress relaxation on the edges. In a second time, we studied the ...

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

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 ...

Numerical Characterizations of Visco-Plastic Behaviour of the TA6V with Metallurgic Phase Change - new

V. Bruyere [1], C. Touvrey [2], P. Namy [1],
[1] SIMTEC, Grenoble, France
[2] CEA DAM, Valduc, Is-sur-Tille, France

In order to predict the residual mechanical state of assemblies during pulsed laser welding, mechanical and metallurgical behaviors of materials need to be precisely characterized. Based on experimental data and analyses [1], a numerical model is developed in COMSOL Multiphysics® software to take into account the predominant effects identified for TA6V. First of all, the metallurgic behavior ...

Three-dimensional Model of a New Thin-plate Lead-Acid Battery - new

J. Lannelongue [1][2][3], M. Cugnet [1][2], A. Kirchev [1][2],
[1] Université Grenoble Alpes INES, Le Bourget du Lac, France
[2] CEA, LITEN, Grenoble, France
[3]ADEME, France

Introduction: The drawbacks of most commercial “advanced battery” solutions are high price, danger, and low recyclability. The most cost efficient, environmental-friendly, and safest solutions so far is based on lead-acid electrochemistry, a proven technology for more than 150 years. Key problems of this technology are however the limited cyclability which results in a reduced lifetime and high ...

Effect of Permeability Diminution in Nutrient Diffusion in Intervertebral Disc - new

M. A. Chetoui [1], O. Boiron [2], A. Dogui [3], V. Deplano [2],
[1] Université de Monastir, Ecole Nationale D'ingénieurs de Monastir; Ecole centrale Marseille, Marseille, France
[2] Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Ecole Centrale, Marseille, France
[3] Université de Monastir, Ecole Nationale D'ingénieurs de Monastir, Marseille, France

Intervertebral discs (IVD) are fibro-cartilages situated between vertebrae providing their joint flexibility. They play a major role in the transmission and absorption of load through the spine. The disc can undergo progressive structural and quantitative changes in its composition and morphology related to mechanical load applied to the spine which can lead to disc degeneration; this disease is ...

Two-dimensional Model of a Lithium Iron-Phosphate Single Particle - new

M. Cugnet [1][2],
[1] Université Grenoble Alpes INES, Le Bourget du Lac, France
[2] CEA, LITEN, Grenoble, France

Introduction: Lithium-ion batteries are widely used as power sources for portable electronic devices (laptop, phones, and players) and electric cars due to their high energy density. New applications, such as Formula E, require also a huge power capability that the iron-phosphate-based positive electrode is able to provide. Indeed, a recent publication [1] shows that, at the particle level (20 ...

Towards a Microscopic Model for Species Transport in Lithium-Sulphur Cells - new

Geraint Minton [1], Rajlakshmi Purkayastha [1], Laura O’Neill [1], Sylwia Walus [1], Mark Wild [1], Monica Marinescu [2], Teng Zhang [2], Gregory Offer [2],
[1] Oxis Energy Ltd, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
[2] Mechanical Engineering Department, Imperial College, London, UK

Lithium-sulphur (Li-S) batteries have the potential to surpass the energy storage capability of Li-ion batteries due to their high theoretical gravimetric energy density of 2700 Wh/kg. However, the processes which drive the system behaviour are much more complex than those in a Li-ion cell, meaning that controlling them to realise energy densities much above 350 Wh/kg is challenging. In a Li ...

Modeling Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers for Lithographic Applications - new

A. Fouquet [1], R. Orobtchouk [2], J. Hazart [1],
[1] CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France
[2] Institut des Nanosciences de Lyon (INL), Villeurbanne, France

Nano patterning for chip manufacturing has reached its limitation with 193i lithography standard process. Directed Self Assembly (DSA) of Block Co-Polymers (BCP) is envisaged as an alternative complementary technique that can reduce critical dimension and pitch with high throughput and limited cost [1]. For contact layers that require patterning of cylinders with diameter of tens nanometers, DSA ...

Optimization of the Supersonic Gas Jets' Parameters for In-Gas-Jet Nuclear Spectroscopy Studies - new

A. Zadvornaya [1], Y. Kudryavtsev [1],
[1] KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

The in-gas-jet laser ionization and spectroscopy method (Figure 1) that has been developed at KU Leuven allows to produce and to perform laser spectroscopy of short-lived radioactive isotopes created in different types of nuclear reactions [1,2]. To realize the advantages of in-gas-jet ionization, the parameters of the gas cell (in which the isotopes under investigation should be efficiently ...

Investigating Magnetic and Electric Fields Couplings for 3D Models in Harmonic and Transient States - new

O. Maloberti [1], O. Mansour [1]
[1] ESIEE Amiens, Amiens, France

At present, no 3D transient magnetic and electric fields formulation with strong eddy currents and high electric fields is available in the physical applications with COMSOL Multiphysics® software. However, some industrial products need such a tool, as it is the case for induction coils of pulsed magnetic technologies. The principle is to induce a force thanks to strong eddy currents induced by ...

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