J. Clark, and J. Clark
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
We investigate the use of a piezoelectric actuator for the appendages of a microrobot. Possible uses may include micro assembly, mobile surveillance, etc. What is different about this microrobot is that it uses 2 degrees of freedom, low powered piezoelectric flexures, while attempting to mimic the maneuverability of an ant-like insect. In the paper, we use COMSOL to characterize this type of ...
N.N. Sharma, and A. Tekawade
Mechanical Engineering Group, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, India
A simple design for a microfluidic flow system for use in mixing or reacting assays with limited sample availability has been proposed and analyzed using COMSOL\'s multiphysics simulation package. The design is based on differential electroosmotic flow concept which has facilitated a number of interesting flow phenomena in micro-domains. For an average potential drop of about 86 kV/m in the ...
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Chemistry Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
Flexible electronics are temporarily affixed to a rigid carrier such as glass or silicon prior to device fabrication to facilitate robotic handling of the device, but also to allow optical lithography to stay within overlay design registration budget; without the rigid carrier, a freestanding flexible substrate such as polyimide would distort unacceptably during even minor temperature excursions ...
In recent years, optical manipulation using optical radiation pressure has been widely studied. In this study, the radiation pressure exerted on various kinds of microscopic objects with different laser beams was evaluated by COMSOL Multiphysics software. By changing beam shapes, microscopic objects can be trapped and rotated. This paper is in Japanese.
B. Ottosson, Y. Jouahri, C. Rusu, and P. Enoksson
Imego AB, Gothenburg, Sweden
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
The objective of this work has been to realize a feasibility study of a cooling device for a SQUID sensor using liquid nitrogen flowing through micro channels. The design consists of an epoxy cylindrical vacuum vessel skewed by a silicon microchannel heat sink. The SQUID sensor is situated directly on top of the microchannel heat sink. The device is used at room temperature and should be able to ...
G. Bachelier , L. Olgeirsson , S. Waterman , J. Sharma , E. Dujardin , A. Bouhelier , S. Huant 
 Institut Néel, CNRS - Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France
 Imperial College, London, England
 CEMES, CNRS, Toulouse, France
 LICB, CNRS – Bourgogne University, Dijon, France
The unique optical properties of plasmon resonances in noble metal nanoparticles have been extensively investigated owing to their ability to enhance the electric field amplitude but also to tailor its spectral and spatial distribution. Among all application domains, nonlinear optics play a singular role since the efficiency of the underlying physical processes are driven by specific symmetry ...
M. A. Shah , F. Iqbal , B. L. Lee ,
 Korea University of Technology and Education, Cheonan, Chungcheong, South Korea
A dual axis MEMS seismometer targeted for building monitoring system has been simulated for a full scale of ±5g acceleration. The design uses the capacitive effect for vibration sensing. This comb drive capacitive MEMS seismometer consists of 8 springs with two proof masses. The device is very low cross axis sensitive (almost negligible cross axis error). The cross axis sensitivity of x-axis is ...
A. Arevalo , D. Conchouso , D. Castro , I. G. Foulds ,
 Computer, Electrical, & Mathematical Sciences & Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
 The University of British Columbia, School of Engineering, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The growth of the electronics industry demand better components for the electronic systems. Such components need to be improve to keep up with the evolution of the digital era. The loudspeaker design has not been changed for almost a century [1-5]. The acoustic transducer is the last analogue component needed for a true digital audio system. We want to validate the feasibility of using an ...
A. Arevalo , D. Castro , D. Conchouso , I. G. Foulds 
 Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
 The University of British Columbia, School of Engineering, Okanagan Campus, Saudi Arabia
For our simulation we used the Piezoelectric Devices interface. The structure was set with (clamped) fix constraint boundaries to both ends. The bottom electrode was set to be the ground for the electrostatic physics and the top electrode was set to be a Terminal with potential of 10V. A parametric sweep study was set to change the geometry, the parameters to change was the hole diameter (Holed) ...
H. J. Hall , L. A. Starman ,
 Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA
Beam steering and adaptive optics micromirror applications commonly demand optically flat surfaces with minimal mass. When reflective coatings (usually metallic Au or Al) are applied to micromirror surfaces in order to meet optical reflectivity requirements the resulting film stress (usually tensile) can be substantial. The mass of the mirror can be a limiting factor in the dynamic performance. ...