MEMS & Nanotechnology Blog Posts
Video Lecture Series: Modeling Joule Heating with Thermal Expansion
Get an overview of the lecture series on Joule heating and thermal expansion. Plus, access supporting material.
Developing a Silicon MEMS Chip for On-Demand DNA Synthesis
The development of genome editing tools like CRISPR-Cas9 has increased the demand for DNA synthesis technology. Researchers are creating a DNA synthesis platform to broaden horizons in the field.
Modeling a Double-Tuning-Fork MEMS Gyroscope
Piezoelectric rate gyroscopes and similar MEMS devices offer an affordable way to measure angular velocity in applications such as skid control and rollover detection in automobile systems.
Performing a Multiphysics Analysis of a Thermal Microactuator
To design an optimized thermal microactuator for use in a specific device, you need to account for tightly coupled electrical, thermal, and structural phenomena in your analysis.
Hydrodynamic Thermal Transport in the Kinetic-Collective Model
F. Xavier Alvarez from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) discusses using COMSOL Multiphysics® to model heat transfer at the nanoscale and better understand transport processes.
Ray Optics Simulation of Sagnac Interferometers and Ring Laser Gyros
Have you ever been in a revolving restaurant that slowly spins as you dine? This same concept can be used to understand the operating principles of Sagnac interferometers and ring laser gyros.
High-Fidelity Modeling of a Tunable Filter via Multiphysics Simulation
Tunable cavity filters can enhance the development of high-speed, wireless communication networks. To optimize these devices for such a purpose, we can turn to high-fidelity modeling.
Analyzing the Viscous and Thermal Damping of a MEMS Micromirror
Micromirrors are efficient and inexpensive. Here, we go over 2 types of analyses for a MEMS micromirror design, frequency-domain and transient, using the COMSOL® software.
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