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.

Influence of the Excitation Frequency Increase up to 140 MHz on the VHF-PECVD Technology

S. Leszczynski[1], B. Leszczynska[1], M. Albert[1], J.W. Bartha[1], U. Stephan[2], J. Kuske[2]
[1]Dresden University of Technology, Semiconductor and Microsystems Technology Laboratory, Dresden, Germany
[2]Forschungs- und Applikationslabor Plasmatechnik GmbH, Dresden, Germany

The plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition process with a linear plasma source and the frequency range up to 140 MHz developed by Dresden University of Technology and FAP GmbH Dresden enables a fabrication of thin film silicon layers at very high deposition rates. However, an increase of the plasma frequency reduces the electromagnetic wavelength. Therefore, the electric field distribution is ...

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 ...

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 ...

Modeling Electrical and Thermal Conductivities of Biological Tissue in Radiofrequency Ablation

M. Trujillo[1], E. Berjano[1]
[1]Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive techinique which is used to treat some kinds of cancer. The realism of theoretical models is very important. An influential factor in this realism is mathematical functions that model the temperature-dependence of tissue thermal and electrical conductivities. The aim of this work is to review the mathematical functions employed to model the ...

Simulation of Light Coupling Reciprocity for a Photonic Grating

V. Kivijärvi[1], M. Erdmanis[1], I. Tittonen[1]
[1]Aalto University, Department of Micro- and Nanosciences, Espoo, Finland

SOI (Silicon on Insulator) technology utilizes silicon components on SiO2 layer. Propagating electric field distribution in a SOI waveguide is called mode of the waveguide. Photonic gratings are formed by etching grooves on the top of a waveguide. Gratings can operate in two directions. They can guide incident beam into a waveguide or a waveguide mode out of the structure. We study the grating ...

Edge Element and Second-Order Nodal Analysis for Arbitrary Shaped Waveguides

H. Arab[1], F. Afshar[2], C. Akyel[1]
[1]École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
[2]Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada

In this project a two dimensional second order nodal and linear edge elements programming model for homogeneous waveguide is developed and simulated in MATLAB® software Environment. The objective is to reduce or eliminate spurious solutions and to cater for any arbitrarily shaped waveguides using triangular edge elements. The formulation is developed using the E-Field and to make use of the ...

Microwave Radiation to Cure Cork Stoppers Using a Conventional Turntable Configuration

D. Fidalgo[1], J. Monteiro[1], L. Costa[1]
[1]I3N and Physics Department, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

This work presents an alternative method for curing cork stoppers based on microwave radiation, which is energetically more efficient, where it is possible to accelerate the reaction rate and therefore reduce the cure time comparatively with conventional curing methods. The microwave energy is directly introduced in the volume of the dielectric material and as a consequence, the quality of the ...

Calculating the Capacitance of Shielded Microstrip Lines

S. M. Musa, and M. N. O. Sadiku
College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA

This paper presents a numerical analysis for calculating the capacitance of singlestrip and double-strip shielded transmission lines. Modeling and simulation of the capacitance of shielded microstrip lines using COMSOL are illustrated. We determined the capacitance per unit length of each shielded microstrip line.We compared our results with those obtained by other methods and found them to be in ...

Designing and Simulating THz Guided Wave Devices Using Finite Element Techniques

L. M. Hayden[1], D. A. Sweigart[1]
[1]Department of Physics, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA

The generation of terahertz frequency radiation (0.1-10 THz) is an important technological goal due to the use of this non-ionizing radiation to penetrate a wide range of non-conducting materials. One outstanding problem has been the propagation of THz radiation in guided wave devices. Few studies on the construction of efficient THz waveguide devices have been performed. We designed and ...

Thermal Analysis of Metamaterial for High Energy Microwave (HEM) Devices

Vaishali Rawat[1], Sougata Chatterjee[2], Shantanu Das[3], S.N.Kale[1]
[1]Defense Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, India
[2]Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope,Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,Pune, India
[3]Reactor Control Division, B.A.R.C., & Adjunct Faculty, DIAT, Pune, India

Metamaterial [1, 2] is an artificially structured material where it’s electrical (ϵ), magnetic (μ) and its refraction properties (n) are simultaneously negative in narrow frequency band. Currently, metamaterials are being widely used in microwave and radio frequencies as devices [3, 4] like filter, coupler, antenna etc. However, the applicability of metamaterial as High Energy Microwave (HEM) ...

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