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Calculating the Haze Parameter of Textured Transparent Conductive Oxides

A. ?ampa[1], M. Topi?[1]
[1]University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia

In thin-film solar cells (a-Si:H, µc-Si:H, CIGS, etc.) scattering of light is very important to increase absorption of light in the active layers of solar cells. Today the most efficient thin-film solar cells are designed or deposited on random textured transparent conductive oxides (TCO). In order to study the scattering properties of the surface texture we have developed a numerical model in ...

Numerical Optimization Technique for the Optimal Design of the Surface Plasmon Grating Coupler

C. Caiseda[1], V. Aksyuk[2], I. Griva[3]
[1]Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon, PR, USA
[2]National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
[3]George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

The optimal design of the grating coupler for surface plasmon generation is revisited for its interdisciplinary importance in the efficient use of energy, and the strong dependence of the energy convergence rate of the system on the design. This work contributes a comprehensive gradient based numerical optimization technique to optimize both geometry of the grating and parameters of the ...

Design of Tunable Metamaterial Operating Near 90 GHz

K. Tarnowski[1], W. Salejda[1]
[1]Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

Currently there is much interest in electromagnetic metamaterials [1-9]. In our work we have focused on design of tunable metamaterial which can be made within available technology. In proposed design we use metallic split-ring resonators and thin-wires (Figure 1). Moreover we have decided to introduce nematic liquid crystal layer in design to obtain tunability (Figure 2). One can control ...

Mode Conversion Losses in a Smooth Wall Circular Waveguide

R. Kumar[1], H. B. Pandya [1], S. Danani [1], P. Vasu [1], V. Kumar[1]
[1]ITER-India, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

The ITER-ECE transmission lines consist of smooth-wall circular waveguides, including miter bends and other components. The performance of the TL is crucial to ensuring that the requirements for the diagnostic to measure the plasma parameters are met. COMSOL Multiphysics® has a finite element method with a built-in Eigenmode matrix solver. The accuracy of COMSOL solutions depends on the size of ...

Thermal Analysis of Metamaterial for High Energy Microwave (HEM) Devices

Vaishali Rawat[1], Sougata Chatterjee[2], Shantanu Das[3], S.N.Kale[1]
[1]Defense Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, India
[2]Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope,Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,Pune, India
[3]Reactor Control Division, B.A.R.C., & Adjunct Faculty, DIAT, Pune, India

Metamaterial [1, 2] is an artificially structured material where it’s electrical (ϵ), magnetic (μ) and its refraction properties (n) are simultaneously negative in narrow frequency band. Currently, metamaterials are being widely used in microwave and radio frequencies as devices [3, 4] like filter, coupler, antenna etc. However, the applicability of metamaterial as High Energy Microwave (HEM) ...

Magnetostatic-Magnon Sensors for Microwave Microscopy of Biological Structures - new

E. Hollander[1], E. O. Kamenetskii[1], R. Shavit[1]
[1]Microwave Magnetic Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Microwave sensing and monitoring is very attractive for biological applications because of their sensitivity to water and dielectric contrast. Direct detection of biological structures in microwave frequencies and understanding of the molecular mechanisms of microwave effects is considered as a problem of a great importance. Nowadays, however, microwave technique for localized testing biological ...

Assessment of the SNR, G-Factor and Relative B1- Fields of Medical Radiofrequency Arrays - new

G. Cook[1], F. Robb[2], M. Graves[1], D. Lomas[1]
[1]Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK
[2]GE Healthcare Coils, Aurora, OH, USA

MRI relies upon a static magnetic field which creates a net magnetic moment from proton spins and radio-frequency fields are generated to excite this magnetic moment into a perpendicular plane, where it can be detected through the use of an array of conductive loops. The optimal size,shape and layout of these elements has been widely discussed in literature since the phased array's conception ...

Surface Plasmon Resonance Dependence on Size in Metallic Nano-Spheres - new

K. Kluczyk[1], W. Jacak[1]
[1]Institute of Physics, Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland

Surface plasmon resonance in metallic nanoparticles is highly and shape dependent, which enables varius applications in photovoltaics, photonics, sensing and even medicine. Particularly we observe redshift in plasmon resonance with increasing nanoparticle size. We investigate nanoparticle size influence on plasmon resonance within theoretical and numerical approach and compare results with ...

Computational Simulation of Gold Core/Shell Nanostructures for Near-Field Transducers in Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording - new

J. Bennington[1]
[1]Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

A recurring problem, in heat assisted magnetic recording is the build-up of thermal energy in the near-field transducer leading to NFT deformation and the cessation of operation. A mechanism to dissipate this excess heat in the NFT without greatly effecting its’ plasmonic response is therefore required. The RF Module and COMSOL Multiphysics® software are used to investigate the plasmonic ...

Improving Heating Uniformity of Dried Fruit in RF Treatments for Pest Control: Model Development and Validation - new

B. Alfaifi[1], J. Tang[2], Y. Jiao[2], S. Wang[3], B. Rasco[2], S. Jiao[2], S. Sablani[2]
[1]King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
[2]Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
[3]Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

Non-uniform heating is one of the most important challenges during the development of radio frequency (RF) heat treatments for pest control. A computer simulation model using finite element–based COMSOL Multiphysics® software was developed to investigate the heating uniformity of raisins packed in a rectangular plastic container and treated using RF heating. The developed model was then ...