Applying Grain Continuum Models to Stress Induced Grain Evolution in Next Generation Integrated Circuit Interconnects
D.N. Bentz, M. Bloomfield, J-Q. Lu, R.J. Gutmann, and T.S. Cale
Focus Center—New York, Rensselaer: Interconnects for Hyperintegration
We discuss the use of 3D grain continuum modeling to study grain boundary migration driven by differences in strain energy density. COMSOL Multiphysics is used to compute stresses and strain energy densities in polycrystalline structures caused by temperature changes. The grain boundary speeds are computed using a simple model that relates them to grain boundary mobility and differences ...
Technical Specialist, e2v technologies, England
Outline of presentation: We have seen a few of the diverse ways e2v has started to use COMSOL It is allowing us to view our processes in a different way Resulting in improvements It is enabling our engineers and scientists to examine the full application, not just the microwave or RF tube Resulting in: Complete product solution -with much added value Expected considerable growth in ...
A. Mario-Cesar Suarez, and V. Fernando Samaniego
Faculty of Sciences, Michoacan University, Morelia, Mich., Mexico
Faculty of Engineering, National University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
The presence of a moving fluid in a porous rock modifies its mechanical response. Poroelasticity explains how the fluid inside the pores bears a portion of the total load supported by the rock. The remaining part of the load is supported by the elastic skeleton, which contains a laminar fluid coupled to the framework by equilibrium and continuity conditions. This work introduces an original ...
Study of Electronic Properties of Nanocrystals from Different Points of View: From a Simple 2D Electrostatic Approach to 3D Poisson-Schrödinger Simulations
D. Deleruyelle, A. Guiraud2, and G. Micolau2
1Université Provence (Aix-Marseille I), Marseille, France
2Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III), Marseille, France
In this paper, a study of the electronic properties of nanocrystals is presented. During this work, COMSOL Multiphysics has been used to develop various approaches to study the evolution of the floating potential of a single nanocrystal embedded in a dielectric medium. First of all, we considered the nanocrystal as a perfect conductor and applied a simple 2D electrostatic treatment, using ...
S. Wieneke, S. Brückner, and W. Viöl
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Göttingen, Germany
The heating-up of existing dense plasma with short laser pulses is modelled with COMSOL Multiphysics. The interaction between plasma and the laser beam as a longitudinally pumped light source is discussed. The required properties of the plasma, according to the radial profiles of the temperature and the density, are exemplified.
X. Yang1, and G. Zhang1,2
1Micro/Nano Bioengineering Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
2Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
To explore the use of nanometer-scale interdigitated electrodes (IDEs) in affinity-based biosensors, we investigated the voltammetric behavior of interdigitated electrodes (IDEs) at various electron-transfer-rate constants (i.e., the k0 values) with the consideration of electrical double layer (EDL), and the relationship between the limiting current density and k0 value. Results show that the ...
V. Mathur1, J. Li1, J. Therrien2, and W. D. Goodhue1
1Photonics Center, Department of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USA
2Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USA
Several methods have been demonstrated for depositing nanotubes on microstructures, ranging from using an atomic force microscope (AFM) tip for single tube manipulation to chemically pre-patterning the substrate. However, these techniques have a very low yield and poor reproducibility. Sorting techniques involving filtration and ultrasonication face similar issues. Recently, electric field ...
G. Selembo, P. Selembo, J. Stanton, and G. Paulsen
University of North Carolina
Surface aeration systems are used in the wastewater treatment industry for the transfer of oxygen in the activated sludge process. These systems are capital intensive and also require a significant amount of energy to operate. Scale-up and design of these systems is largely empirical, and due to the size of these systems, modifications for experimental testing can be economically prohibitive. ...
N. Brahmia, P. Bourgin, M. Boutaous, and D. Garcia
 Laboratoire de Recherche Pluridisciplinaire en Plasturgie
 Pôle Européen de Plasturgie Belignat
Thermoplastic polymers are frequently used in several industries, and represent the most important group of polymeric materials. During the injection moulding process, the cooling phase including solidification is often the most significant part of the manufacturing cycle. In this paper we study the coupling phenomena between the crystallization and the thermal kinetics in the polymer ...
G. Louarn, M. Collet, and S. Cuenot
Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, Nantes
In this work, we present the modeling of V-shaped silicon micro-cantilevers. The sensitivity of different V-shaped silicon cantilevers is estimated, as a function of the geometrical dimensions of the cantilever.