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Forces and Heating in Plasmonic Particles

M. Gonçalves[1], O. Marti[1]
[1]Ulm University - Inst. of Experimental Physics, Ulm, Germany

Plasmonic resonances arising in gold nanoparticles lead to strongly localized near-field enhancements. These enhancements generate strong field gradients that can be exploited in particle trapping. On the other hand plasmonic resonances lead to enhanced absorption and heat generation. Gold nanoparticles have been used to kill cancer cells based on plasmonic heating. We have investigated the ...

Biological Effects of Microwave Radiation - new

S. Kumari[1], S. Raghavan[1]
[1]National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

Microwave technology has provided with many exciting new therapeutic and diagnostic methods. Frequencies from RF as low as 400 kHz through microwave frequencies as high as 10 GHz are presently used for therapeutic applications in areas such as cardiology, urology, surgery, ophthalmology, cancer therapy and for diagnostic applications in areas such as cancer detection, organ imaging and more. At ...

Enhancing Fluorescence of Diamond Color Centers near Gold Nanorods via Geometry Optimization

M. Csete [1], A. Szenes [1], L. Zs. Szabó [1], G. Szabó [1], T. Csendes [2], B. Bánhelyi [2],
[1] Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
[2] Institute of Informatics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

Detecting light emitted by fluorescent molecules with resolution down to single photon is an important problem in various fields of sciences and applications, such as solid-state physics, quantum information processing and medicine. The detection probability can be improved via enhancement of excitation and emission. Enhancement both of these processes can be reached by localized surface plasmon ...

Microwave Radiation to Cure Cork Stoppers Using a Conventional Turntable Configuration

D. Fidalgo[1], J. Monteiro[1], L. Costa[1]
[1]I3N and Physics Department, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

This work presents an alternative method for curing cork stoppers based on microwave radiation, which is energetically more efficient, where it is possible to accelerate the reaction rate and therefore reduce the cure time comparatively with conventional curing methods. The microwave energy is directly introduced in the volume of the dielectric material and as a consequence, the quality of the ...

Multiphysics Analysis of RF Cavities for Particle Accelerators: Perspective and Overview

M. Awida [1],
[1] Fermi National Particle Accelerator Laboratory, Warrenville, IL, USA

Particle accelerator technology evolves gradually towards improving reliability and efficiency of the accelerator machines, which would reduce their cost for current applications and even make them more accessible to new industrial applications. RF cavities are utilized in particle accelerator machines to propel the particle beam by properly coupling the energy from RF sources to the particle ...

Three-Dimensional (3D) Modeling of Heat and Mass Transfer during Microwave Drying of Potatoes

H. Zhu[1][2], T. Gulati[2], A. K. Datta[2], K. Huang[1]
[1]Institute of Applied Electromagnetics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
[2]Department of Biological and Environment Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Microwave drying of fruits and vegetables in a domestic oven has been found to result in large textural changes in the product such as puffing, crack formation and even burning due to the inhomogeneous heating of the microwaves. Microwave drying of potatoes is a complex interplay of mass, momentum and energy transport. Three phases are considered in the system: solid (skeleton), liquid (water) ...

Modeling Ex Vivo Microwave Hyperthermia of Different Biological Tissues

H. Kokabi [1], G. Chen [1], N.-E. Belhadj-Tahar [1],
[1] Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Electromagnetic and thermal simulations are achieved using COMSOL Multiphysics® with 2D axisymmetrical finite–element method for a percutaneous microwave hyperthermia system with ex–vivo experiments on different biological tissues. Temperature variation and distribution are studied in the biological tissues submitted to an open ended coaxial cable as microwave applicator. Three types of heat ...

螺旋推进器对提高微波辅助生物柴油生产效率的作用

叶菁华 [1], 朱铧丞 [1]
[1] 四川大学,成都,中国

微波辅助生物柴油生产越来越受到了人们的关注,但是,微波的不均匀加热也影响了微波辅助生物柴油的大规模生产。研究表明,连续流微波加热器可以有效地解决微波辅助生物柴油的批量生产问题[1],螺旋推进器也可以改善加热均匀性,于是仿真带有螺旋推进器的连续流微波加热器的生物柴油生产过程,有利于优化连续流微波加热器的设计,对提高微波辅助生物柴油生产效率有重要的意义。 本文使用了电磁场、旋转机械流、流体传热和化学反应接口。电磁场中的介电系数是关于温度和物质浓度的函数,流体的热参量由流体各组分的质量比等效所得[2]。计算采用步进求解的方法,先在频域求解电磁场,所得的耗散功率代入流体传热,再将求解得到的温度和浓度用于更新介电系数,如此类推直至计算时间结束。 图1为有无螺旋推进器的连续流微波加热器的纵截面温度分布图,可见由于螺旋推进器的搅拌作用,流体的温度均匀性得到了很好的提高 ...

Modeling of the Photo-Mechanical Response of Liquid-Crystal Elastomers

G. Cerretti[1], J.-C. Gomez-Lavocat[1][2], K. Vynck[1], D.S. Wiersma[1][3]
[1]European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
[2]The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Mediterranean Technology Park, Castelldefels, Spain
[3]Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO), National Research Council (CNR), Florence, Italy

Liquid-crystal elastomers (LCEs) [1] have attracted a great attention in recent years due to their high potential in a wide range of applications, from microfluidics components [2] to artificial muscles [3]. The photo-mechanical response of LCEs is due to their constitutive photo-sensitive molecules, which change shape when absorbing part of the incident light. These microscopic deformations can ...

Launcher Design for Chemical Looping Combustion

F. Gao[1], D.W. Greve[1]
[1]Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

We report here on the use of the COMSOL emw (electromagnetic waves) module in the design of a microwave launcher. This launcher is to be used in a microwave Doppler sensor that is incorporated into a chemical looping combustion system. The launcher is designed in two steps. First, we determine the best mode for launching a wave into air from an overmoded cylindrical waveguide. he TE11 mode is ...