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Simulation Improves Electromagnetic IED Detection Systems

November 26, 2015

To better understand the ground-penetrating radar technique and improve its accuracy for detecting landmines and other IEDs, researchers studied electromagnetic detection for subsurface objects.

App: Measuring the Diffraction Efficiency of a Wire Grating

August 13, 2015

We go over the features of the Plasmonic Wire Grating Analyzer demo app, which you can use as inspiration to build your own apps for more efficient wave optics and photonics simulation.

Should We Model Graphene as a 2D Sheet or Thin 3D Volume?

August 4, 2015

Graphene is a 2D sheet of carbon atoms that is 1 atomic layer thick. However, is graphene actually 2D or is it just incredibly thin, like a very fine piece of paper? How should it be modeled?

Guide to Frequency Domain Wave Electromagnetics Modeling

June 30, 2015

Read this blog post for your introduction to the various types of problems that you can solve in the RF and Wave Optics modules with COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Modeling Laser-Material Interactions in COMSOL Multiphysics

June 22, 2015

When it comes to modeling laser-material interactions and heating, different modeling techniques are appropriate for different problems. We go over a few examples here >>

Simulation Tools for Solving Wave Electromagnetics Problems

June 18, 2015

Take a look at the various modeling, meshing, solving, and postprocessing options available for solving wave electromagnetics problems in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Modeling of Materials in Wave Electromagnetics Problems

May 27, 2015

Get an introduction to the various material models that are relevant to modeling wave electromagnetics problems in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Modeling Metallic Objects in Wave Electromagnetics Problems

May 14, 2015

What is a metal, anyway? These materials are highly conductive and very good at reflecting incident electromagnetic waves, including light, microwaves, and radio waves.