Technical Papers and Presentations

Here you will find presentations given at COMSOL Conferences around the globe. The presentations explore the innovative research and products designed by your peers using COMSOL Multiphysics. Research topics span a wide array of industries and application areas, including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. Use the Quick Search to find presentations pertaining to your application area.

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 ...

Three-Dimensional (3D) Modeling of Heat and Mass Transfer during Microwave Drying of Potatoes

H. Zhu[1][2], T. Gulati[2], A. K. Datta[2], K. Huang[1]
[1]Institute of Applied Electromagnetics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
[2]Department of Biological and Environment Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Microwave drying of fruits and vegetables in a domestic oven has been found to result in large textural changes in the product such as puffing, crack formation and even burning due to the inhomogeneous heating of the microwaves. Microwave drying of potatoes is a complex interplay of mass, momentum and energy transport. Three phases are considered in the system: solid (skeleton), liquid (water) ...

Electromagnetics at Optical and Microwave Frequencies using COMSOL Multiphysics

Howie Stuart
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Whippany, USA

The flexibility of COMSOL Multiphysics enables a variety of computational approaches to be applied towards solving electromagnetic problems across the whole spectrum. I will describe techniques for studying resonant electromagnetic interactions in a range of structures, including materials with negative electric permittivity (metals at optical frequencies), and small microwave resonators and ...

Scan Angle Stability of a Second-Order Plasma-Switched Frequency Selective Surface

L. W. Cross[1], M. J. Almalkawi[2]
[1]Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo, OH, USA
[2]EECS Department, College of Engineering, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA

Large-area, light-weight electromagnetic protection (EP) structures are needed to protect sensitive microwave sensors and communications systems from high-power microwave (HPM) and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threats. This paper presents the use of COMSOL Multiphysics® for electromagnetic simulation of a plasma-based frequency selective surface (FSS) structure that can provide significant ...

Finite-element Analysis of Properties in Real and Idealized Photonic Crystal Fibres, Application to Supercontinuum Generation

Gérôme, F., Viale, P., Tombelaine, V., Leproux, P., Auguste, J.L., Février, S., Blondy, J.M., Couderc, V.
IRCOM, CNRS UMR 6615, Limoges, France

Using a full-vector finite-element method, we calculate modal properties in index-guiding photonic crystal fibres. The influence of the deformation of the geometry in actual fibre structures is evaluated and compared to the idealized-model. These results are applied to the supercontinuum generation. Moreover, development of MATLAB softwares for FEMLAB 3.1 are presented.

Calculation of Capacitances of Symmetrical Triple Coupled CPW Transmission Lines and Multilayer CPW Broadside Coupled Lines Balun

S. Musa[1], M. N. O. Sadiku[1]
[1]Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA

The accurate estimate of values of electromagnetic parameters are essential to determine the final circuit speeds and functionality for designing of high-performance integrated circuits and integrated circuits packaging. In this paper, the quasi-TEM analyses of symmetrical triple coupled Coplanar Waveguide (CPW) transmission lines and multilayer CPW broadside coupled-line balun are successfully ...

Self-Consistent Modeling of Thin Conducting Wires and Their Interaction with the Surrounding Electromagnetic Field

G. Eriksson[1]
[1]ABB AB, Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden

It is demonstrated how the RF Module of COMSOL Multiphysics® can be used to approximately model thin conducting wires or cables and how they interact with a surrounding electromagnetic field. Despite being non-stringent the method can reasonably well predict currents induced by an applied electromagnetic field in wires, and networks of wires, as well as fields radiated from current-carrying ...

Universal Dielectric Response of Atmospheric Ice Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

U.N. Mughal[1], M.S. Virk[1], K. Zaman[1]
[1]Narvik University College, Narvik, Norway

Heterogeneous materials with different phases, are conductive and insulating (dielectric), and are physically present in different natural materials as e.g. atmospheric ice. Jonscher’s proposed ‘universal dielectric response’ is not sufficient for such materials, as it only reflects conductivity as a nonlinear function of frequency, whereas at lower temperatures dipolar vibrations are also ...

Au Nanoparticle-based Plasmonic Enhancement of Photocurrent in Gallium Nitride Metal-Semiconductor-Metal (MSM) Ultraviolet Photodetectors

Arjun 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

III-nitride semiconductors and gallium nitride in particular have recently become increasingly important for optoelectronic applications like LEDs, solar cells and photodetectors due to their attractive properties like wide and direct bandgap, high power handling capability and high breakdown field. Nanoplasmonic enhancement of photodetectors by scattering effects has been well known and is ...

Virtual Prototyping of a Microwave Fin Line Power Spatial Combiner Amplifier

A. Leggieri[1], F. Di Paolo[1], D. Passi[1]
[1]University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - Department of Electronic Engineering, Rome, Italy

This paper describes the Virtual Prototyping based on a COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation for a novel Microwave Fin Taper (FT) Spatial Power Combiner (SPC) Amplifier. The analyzed system is waveguide (WG) based, and uses FT Probes to convert the energy of a rectangular WG EM fundamental mode to a Microstrip Transmission Line TEM mode, in order to be amplified by a Solid State Power ...

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