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Magnetic Heating of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Alternating Magnetic Field for Hyperthermia Applications

N. M. Sundaram[1], M. Sneha[1], R. S. Vishnu[1], M. Alagappan[1]
[1]PSG College of Technology Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

The current therapies available to treat cancer patients are surgical operation and chemo therapy. The drawbacks are the side effects caused by these therapies. Hyperthermia is a treatment technique based on deactivation of cancer cells by raising the temperature in the range of 43 ºC and 48 ºC and has gained attention as an alternative therapy for cancer treatment. Iron oxide nanoparticles have ...

Tunable Fano-Resonance in Terahertz Metamaterials

B. R. Sangala[1], H. Surdi[1], P. Deshmukh[1], A. V. Gopal[1], S. S. Prabhu[1], G. Rana[2]
[1]Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
[2]Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Terahertz radiation (THz) is defined to have frequencies from 0.1-10 THz (1 THz=1e12 Hz). This radiation lies between microwave and infrared radiations in the electromagnetic spectrum. Metamaterials are designed periodic materials that show exotic properties to light and sound. Metamaterials are good candidates for manipulating THz because natural materials have a weak response to it. Several ...

Transport Phenomena in the Conversion of an Anaerobic Landfill into an Aerobic Landfill

H. Omar [1], S. Rohani [1],
[1] University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

The world’s landfills are beginning to fill up due to the growing human population. Landfills require land and there will come a time when there will be no land to be used for landfills. A solution that is gaining attraction is the conversion of traditional “dry-tomb” landfills (used for storage) into bioreactor landfills. Dry-tomb landfills have many associated problems such as methane ...

Multiphysics Model for Breakup of Charged Liquid Droplets in Electric Fields

S. Chaudhuri [1], W. Du [1],
[1] University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA

Predicting and controlling the formation of droplets from a liquid jet is a critical problem in a variety of applications ranging from fuel injection to paint sprays. It is known that liquid droplets subjected to an electric field acquire a net electrostatic charge via induction, and that the magnitude of this charge depends on the conductivity of the liquid and the size of the droplet [1]. When ...

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 ...

Evaluation of Efficiency Factors of Commercial Thermoelectric Materials Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

K. Cadien [1], S. Seif [1], T. Thundat [1],
[1] Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

We have developed single leg model using COMSOL Multiphysics® software to compute Φ of TE materials without using conventional ZT parameters. The Φ were calculated using parametric programming in PDE by using special probe to capture change in power (∆P), ΔT, and area (A), thus (Φ = ∆P/A*ΔT 2). The obtained results showed that the TE material with highest Φ when the temperatures are between 375 ...

Statistical Modeling and Contact Analysis of RF MEMS Surface

J. Liu [1], V. B. Chalivendra [1], C. Goldsmith [2], W. Huang [1],
[1] Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA, USA
[2] MEMtronics Corporation, Richardson, TX, USA

Radio frequency (RF) micro-electro mechanical system(MEMS) switch works in on/off modes controlled by electrostatic forces. In off mode, rough surfaces of electrodes come into a contact to shunt the RF signal. Surface contact area has been recognized as a key factor in RF MEMS performance and reliability. Multi scale regular-fractal structure is observed on MEMS surface. Nonlinear Structural ...

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 ...

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 ...

Natural Convection around Horizontal Cylinders subjected to Non-uniform Heating

I. Khan [1],
[1] University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom

A two-dimensional steady model of the natural convection around a cylinder is solved numerically using COMSOL Multiphysics software. The cylinder receives non-uniform heat from a radiating panel, which is assumed to be sufficiently far away so that the flow around the panel does not interfere with the cylinder. Changes in temperature and velocity are monitored for varying heating rates and ...

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