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Optical and Electrical Modeling of Three Dimensional Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

P. Guo[1]
[1]Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have received tremendous attention as alternative photon harvesting devices. While the sintered TiO2 nanoparticle network attached with dye molecules achieves efficient photon absorption, the electrons have to diffuse through the long TiO2 network to reach the contact, resulting in a high electron density and thus increased recombination. Extensive research ...

Key-Holes Magnetron Design and Multiphysics Simulation

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

This paper describes the design and characterization of an 8 slots resonant cavity Magnetron, which undergoes thermal-structural effects due to cathode heating. The proposed study involves Thermal Stress, Eigen-frequency and Particle Tracing analysis based on COMSOL Multiphysics®. Magnetrons are well known and often utilized High Power Radiofrequency Vacuum Tube oscillators. In order to ...

Modeling Dielectric Heating: A First Principles Approach

R. W. Pryor [1],
[1] Pryor Knowledge Systems, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

Dielectric heating is an important, widely employed electromagnetic heating technology utilized by consumers, small businesses and industry. This model is used to explore the physical differences manifested when different frequencies are utilized to execute the heat generation process on similar materials in similar geometries. This model is of interest to people with applications in RF or ...

Extraction of 13.56 MHz NFC-Reader Antenna Parameters for Matching Circuit Design

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. A. K. Palit [1],
[1] ZF-Lemfoerder Electronic GmbH, ZF-Friedrichshafen AG. Group, Espelkamp, Germany

Introduction: RFID system uses a Transponder and the near field communication (NFC) antenna and a matching circuit (Figure-1) in which at least latter two must be optimally designed for a higher efficiency. Typically, RFID antennas are flat inductive coils with 2 to 4 turns and are printed directly on the PCB. The larger antenna size implies larger operating distance whereas, the number of ...

Modeling Microwave Waveguide Components: The Tuned Stub

R.W. Pryor[1]
[1]Pryor Knowledge Systems, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

The waveguide device modeled here specifically demonstrates the exploration of a small, but very important, subset of components of the family of microwave hardware devices designed to facilitate the optimized transfer of power from the generating source to the consuming load. Each of those components is called, in electronics terminology, a Tuned Stub. A stub is a length of transmission line ...

Studying Crosstalk Trends for Signal Integrity on Interconnects using Finite Element Modeling

J. Grover[1], Dr. A. Gupta[1]
[1]Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Pilani Campus,Rajasthan ,India

In high-speed digital design, strong electromagnetic coupling exists between adjacent transmission lines. This manifests itself in the form of crosstalk voltage induced on either line. Crosstalk is modeled in terms of capacitance and inductance matrices which are extracted using COMSOL Multiphysics®. Further, trends of crosstalk are observed with variations in dielectric constant of substrate, ...

Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors: Optimization of Diffraction Grating and Prism Couplers

W. Raja[1], A. Alabastri[1], S. Tuccio[1], R. Proietti Zaccaria[1]
[1]Department of Nanostructures, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors proved themselves as a promising device for many kinds of applications such as optical biosensing, binding constant determinationor nanofilm thickness measurements. Here we simulate using COMSOL Multiphysics® the light-polaritons coupling for the two most commonly used SPR setups: Attenuated total reflection (Kretschmann configuration) and diffraction ...

Modeling Microwave Heating During Batch Processing of a Liquid Sample in a Single Mode Cavity

S. Curet [1], F. Bellicanta Begnini [1], O. Rouaud [1], L. Boillereaux [1]
[1] L’UNAM Université, ONIRIS, CNRS, GEPEA, Nantes, France

The use of microwaves for heating purposes of dielectric materials is encountered in many industrial applications (food processing, chemistry, material engineering and medical applications). In most of these thermal applications, the prediction of the temperature evolution within the processed materials is of primary interest in order to optimize the treatment (Chandrasekaran et al., 2013). In ...

FEM Based Design and Simulation Tool for MRI Birdcage Coils Including Eigenfrequency Analysis

N. Gurler[1], Y. Ziya Ider[1]
[1]Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Designing a Radio Frequency (RF) birdcage coil used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at high frequencies where the wavelength is comparable with the coil dimensions is a challenging task. Before construction of the coil, not only calculating the capacitance value which is necessary for the coil to resonate at the desired frequency but also geometrically modeling the coil in a 3D simulation ...

Virtual Prototype of a Dielectric Window for High-Power Microwave Tubes - new

A. Leggieri[1], D. Passi[1], F. di Paolo[1]
[1]Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

This paper describes the Virtual Prototype of a Dielectric Window or High Power Microwave Vacuum Tubes and Linear Accelerators. Design formulas are provided and Computer Aided Design techniques based on COMSOL Multiphysics® software are proposed. The virtual prototype considers the Thermo-mechanical effects due to the joule effect induced by the power which crosses the DW and the Thermal contact ...