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Optimization of Insulator-Based Dielectrophoretic Devices

M. A. Saucedo-Espinosa [1], M. Rauch [1], B. H. Lapizco-Encinas [2],
[1] Department of Microsystems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
[2] Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA

Insulator-based dielectrophoresis (iDEP) employs arrays of electrically insulator posts in a microfluidic device to create dielectrophoretic forces that affect particle movement (Figure 1). The trapping performance of iDEP devices involves a careful balance between electrokinetics (EK) and dielectrophoresis (DEP), where EK is the superposition of electroosmosis (EO) and electrophoresis (EP). The ...

Effect of Antenna Deformation on Performance

J. Persad [1], S. Rocke [1], A. Abdool [1], D. Ringis [1],
[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Ubiquitous, unobtrusive wearable computing has tremendous potential for impacting many applications including medical, personal entertainment and surveillance. Advances in the underlying technology have allowed for consistent reduction in the size and weight of emerging solutions, with increasing subsystem integration. A key component for the realisation of these systems is the short and long ...

Evaluation of Binary Mixture Models for 3D Printed Biosensors

J. Persad [1], S. Rocke [1], D. Ringis [1], A. Abdool [1],
[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

3D printing as applied to the area of electronics manufacture covers a broad range of traditional printing technologies [1]. The attraction in 3D printing lies in its potential to disrupt the traditional photolithographic/subtractive manufacturing line with simpler additive processes. Additive electronics manufacturing which utilises 3D printing techniques allow for fewer production steps and ...

A Lesson in Cartilage Therapy: Do Chondrocytes Utilize Mechanical Energy from Exercise for Cell Maintenance and Growth?

A. Miller [1], H. Viljoen [1], A. Chama [2], T. Louw [2],
[1] Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
[2] Department of Chemical Engineering, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

- Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Acoustics Module: Chondrocytes modeled attached to a plane (to mimic in vivo constraints) are shown to resonate near 5MHz. At resonance, the mechanical energy density in the nucleus is two times higher than in the cytoplasm. - Impact exercise is modeled as traveling pressure pulses and shown to cause cells to vibrate primarily at the resonance frequency. - Two ...

Solution of Poroelastic Equations with Different Base Variables Using Equation-based Modeling

M. H. Akanda [1], Y. Cao [1], A. J. Meir [1],
[1] Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

Poroelasticity equations describe the interaction between fluid flow and solids deformation within a porous medium. Modeling of poroelasticity is coupling between elastic deformation of porous materials and Darcy’s law. Poroelasticity has numerous real world applications such as in reservoir engineering, bio-engineering, environmental engineering etc. We have used quasi-static poroelastic ...

Simulation of Active Underwater Cylindrical Acoustic Antenna

R. Lardat [1],
[1] Thales Underwater Systems, Sophia Antipolis, France

The simulation of a large acoustic cylindrical antenna made of numerous identical transducers is very often out of reach in terms of computational cost. Therefore the usual design procedure consist in optimizing the transducer standing alone, either in free field arrangement or sitting on a hard baffle. Once the antenna is produced, one can very often see problems arising on the antenna response ...

Simulating the Flow of Native Silk Feedstocks In Vivo

J. Sparkes [1],
[1] Natural Materials Group, Dept of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

The ability to artificially produce silk fibers has great commercial, industrial and scientific implications. Much has been made of their remarkable mechanical properties but few have considered how they are imparted on the initially liquid silk feedstock.1 I am exploring how silk duct geometry affects the fibers produced as by understanding the flow conditions within the model, and comparing ...

COMSOL Simulation of Flash Lamp Annealed Multilayers for Solid State Electrolyte Fabrication

C. Cherkouk [1], T. Nestler [1], M. Zschornak [1], T. Leisegang [1], D. C. Meyer [1],
[1] Institute of Experimental Physics, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany

All-solid-state batteries are among the next generation battery concepts that are currently being envisaged among both the international research community and industrial electronic vehicle producers. In addition to a long lifetime of more than several thousand cycles and intrinsic safety, applying solid electrolytes offers a high energy density due to larger electrochemical windows. Aluminum is ...

Simulation of the Earth's Electromagnetic Clearance System (DEMETER)

J. P. Pothin [1], N. Gosselin [1],
[1] Nexter Systems, France

DEMETER is a magnetic field replicator. This system is designed to deceive anti tank mines. Numerical simulation (using COMSOL Multiphysics® software) allows to indicate DEMETER's performance in various environment and various configurations. The study of the magnetic field provide also an overview of mine-clearing tools disturbances on the field generated by DEMETER.

Unraveling the CO2 Diffusion Pathway in C3 Plants

H. N. C. Berghuijs [1], X. Yin [1], B. M. Nicolaï [2], P. C. Struik [1]
[1] Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
[2] Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,Leuven, Belgium

Photosynthesis can be defined as the conversion of solar energy into chemical energy. In green plants, this applies to the conversion of CO2 into organic compounds. The energy stored in these compounds can later be used to supply energy to run physical and chemical processes in plant cells. Since photosynthesis allows crops to maintain themselves and to grow , it is of great importance for ...

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