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Elucidating the Mechanism Governing the Cell Rotation Behavior Under DEP

G. Zhang[1], Y. Zhao[1], J. Brcka[2], J. Faguet[2], E. Lee[2]
[1]Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
[2]TEL U.S. Holdings, Inc., U.S. Technology Development Center, Austin, TX, USA

In our experiments with manipulating cells with DEP, we noted that some cells are constantly spining. By hypothesing that the cell spining is caused by the non-circular shape of the cell body and the off-centered location of its nucleus and that the rotation direction depends on the relative location of nucleus with respect to the electrical field, we found that the observed cell rotation was ...

First Approach Toward a Modeling of the Impedance Spectroscopic Behavior of Microbial Living Cells

D. Rauly [1], P. Xavier [1], E. Chamberod [2], J. M. F. Martins [3], J. Angelidis [4], H. Belbachir [5]
[1] IMEP-LAHC, Universite Grenoble Alpes, France
[2] IUT, Universite Grenoble Alpes, France
[3] LTHE, Grenoble Alps University - CNRS - IRD, France
[4] LEAS, St. Ismier, France
[5] HBA Biotech SA, Grenoble, France

The subject of the interactions between electromagnetic (EM) fields and living cells is a strong issue for several decades [1]. Large number of works have been done to study the EM field penetration and inner induced currents in living microorganisms. Relevant information to be collected deals with level and frequency of the EM signal that may affect the development of the considered cells. The ...

Evaluation of the Lightning Strikes on Carbon Fibers Panels for Aircraft Structural Parts

B. De Vivo, P. Lamberti, G. Spinelli, V. Tucci
Depart. of Inform. Eng., Electr. Eng. and Appl. Math. – DIEM, University of Salerno, Italy

Airliners are often subjected to dangerous atmospheric and weather hazards among which lightning strikes represent a threat for flight safety. Recently, the use of Carbon Fibers Reinforced Composites as structural parts in aircrafts as an alternative to traditional metallic materials. Unfortunately, most composites are not able to dissipate lightning currents as the traditional metals. Such ...

Modelling Electric Fields in High Voltage Submersible Changeover Switch

K. Follesø
Bennex AS, Bergen, Norway

Controlling electric field distribution in high voltage components is critical to avoid excessive electric stress on the insulation and thus reducing the risk of insulation breakdown and damage to equipment. For subsea applications this is even more important due to the costs involved in accessing and replacing the damaged parts. This paper describes how COMSOL Multiphysics has been used for ...

Numerical Simulation of a Human Body Subjected to Electrostatic Fields for Study of the Turin Shroud Body Image

G. Fanti[1], L. Matordes[1], V. Amoruso[2], M. Bullo[1], F. Lattarulo[2], G. Pesavento[1]
[1]Dip. di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy
[2]Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy

The TS (Turin Shroud) [1,2] is a fine linen fabric showing a not yet explainable [3] double body image of a scourged and crucified man stabbed on the side. Many hypotheses have been formulated without success [4] and perhaps the most reliable is one correlated to the Corona Discharge [5] that supposes the presence of an intense electric field, amplified by the presence of ionization induced by ...

Cryogenic Magnetic Shield Modeling & Verification

H.J. van Weers[1], C. Bruineman[2], G. Muckus[3]
[1]SRON, Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
[2]Scientec, Utrecht, The Netherlands
[3]University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

In ESA's Cosmic Vision program, the Japanese SPICA satellite is a mission of opportunity in the M-class, with the SAFARI instrument being one of the next generation space-borne astronomy instruments being developed to take advantage of SPICA’s cryogenically cooled 3-m class primary mirror. The SAFARI instrument will use large-format arrays of Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometers read-out with ...

Predicting Degradation of a Composite Material Due to an Injected Current

J. Rivenc [1],
[1] Airbus Group Innovations, Toulouse Cedex, France

The purpose of this study is to predict, with a multiphysics model, the degradation area of a composite material when a current is injected into the material. The main physical phenomenon is an exothermic reaction, with an irreversible nonlinear variation of the electrical conductivity. The strategy is presented, in order to perform a computation that correctly takes the physics into account. In ...

Modeling of Lightning Direct Effects - Interaction of Continuing Current with Aluminum Skins

Y. Kostogorova-Beller[1], and R. Collins[2]
[1]National Institute for Aviation Research, Wichita, KS, USA
[2]Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, Wichita, KS, USA

An interaction of aluminum aircraft skins with a laboratory-simulated, low-level, long-duration, continuing current representative of a natural lightning flash was modeled with COMSOL Multiphysics. For the analysis of the lightning direct effects on aircraft, the external environment is represented by the idealized current components. Particularly Component C is used and is characteristic of ...

Micro-ARES, the Electric Field Sensor for ExoMars 2016: Atmospheric Interaction Simulations

G. Déprez [1], S. Cardnel [2], O. Witasse [2], F. Montmessin [1], F. Cipriani [2], A. J. Ball [2], F. Esposito [3]
[1] CNRS-LATMOS, Guyancourt, France
[2] ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
[3] INAF-OAC, Naples, Italy

Since 2011, LATMOS has been involved in the development of Micro-ARES, an electric field sensor forming part of the DREAMS science payload of the ExoMars 2016 Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing demonstrator module (EDM). Micro-ARES is dedicated to the very first measurement and characterization of Martian atmospheric electricity. The instrument, a compact version of the ARES instrument ...

Model of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Adhesion of Synthetic Leather to a Plastic Substrate

S. Soldatov [1], J. Meiser [2], B. Lepers [1], G. Link [1], J. Jelonnek [3],
[1] Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, IHM), Karlsruhe, Germany
[2] Carl Meiser GmbH & Co. KG, Albstadt, Germany
[3] Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, IHM, IHE), Karlsruhe, Germany

The lamination of substrates with thin coatings is commonly used in furniture, automotive and avionic industries. In the lamination process the hot melt adhesives are widely used and typically activated at temperatures from 80°C to 140°C by resistive heating. This requires a heat transfer through the coating and/or the substrate. To make the process more flexible, to decrease its energy ...