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RF Magnetic Field Simulation of a Novel Planar DNP-NMR Coil

A.I. Dimitriadis [1], M. Soundararajan [1], D. Yoon [1], E. de Rijk [2], J.-Ph. Ansermet [1]
[1] Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
[2] SWISSto12 SA, Lausanne, Switzerland

INTRODUCTION: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a broadly used research technique that exploits the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei with non-zero spin in order to determine the physical/chemical properties of the molecules in which they are contained. However, NMR has fundamental sensitivity limitations, as a consequence of the small energy difference between nuclear spin ...

Simulation of Sample Inhomogeneity in Microwave Impedance Microscopy

T. S. Jones [1], C. R. Pérez [1], J. J. Santiago-Avilés [1],
[1] University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Microwave impedance microscopy (MIM) is a novel mode of atomic force microscopy that can measure topography and local electrical impedance simultaneously and with nanometer spatial resolution [1]. This technique is typically used qualitatively, identifying defects in nanodevices or imaging ferroelectric domain walls, for example. However, the technique also has the potential to be used in a more ...

COMSOL在斜井和水平井阵列感应响应计算中的应用

仵杰 [1], 史盼盼 [1],
[1] 西安石油大学,西安,陕西,中国

斜井和水平井中阵列感应响应特性研究是测井数据正确解释的基础。在斜井和水平井中,井轨迹可能以任意角度进出水平地层,阵列感应测井响应计算是复杂的三维电磁场数值计算。基于 COMSOL Multiphysics® 软件的 AD/DC 模块开发完成斜井和水平井中的阵列感应响应三维数值计算方法。详细计算分析水平井和斜井中井位置、目的层厚、目的层电导率、围岩电导率以及目的层与围岩电导率对比度对阵列感应测井响应的影响。结果表明,水平井的阵列感应测井响应特性取决于层厚、电导率对比度、子阵列间距、仪器距层界面距离等多种因素。当层厚大于仪器分层厚度时,水平井响应与直井响应接近;当层厚小于仪器分层厚度时,水平井响应与直井明显不同,在仪器进出界面时,响应出现明显尖峰;给定层厚,与直井比较,短阵列差别小,长阵列差别大。斜井中,当倾角小于30º时,响应受倾角影响小。当倾角从 30º 到 80º 变化时 ...

Analysis of an Inductive Proximity Sensor

A. Frey [1], I. Kuehne [2], R. Großmann [1], T. Frommelt [1], L. Fromme [3], T. Koch [4],
[1] Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
[2] Heilbronn University, Heilbronn, Germany
[3] Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany
[4] COMSOL Multiphysics GmbH, Göttingen, Germany

Today, 90 percent of automation sensors are binary proximity detectors. Besides capacitive and optical types, inductive proximity sensors are essential for industrial applications. Compared to their mechanical counterparts, they offer almost ideal properties as contact-free and wear-free working principle as well as high switching frequency and precision. Inductive sensors cover a detection ...

Understanding Ferrofluid Spin-Up Flows in Rotating Uniform Magnetic Fields

S. Khushrushahi, and M. Zahn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

A fully filled sphere of ferrofluid has constant demagnetizing factors in all three Cartesian directions such that when subjected to a uniform external rotating magnetic field the internal field is also uniform, and ultrasound measurements give no observable flow. Non-uniform magnetic fields or a non-uniform distribution of susceptibility are necessary conditions for ferrofluid spin-up flows in ...

Accuracy Assessment of The Linear Induction Motor Performance using Adaptive FEM

M. Manna[1], S. Marwaha[1], and C. Vasudeva[1]
[1] Department of Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology , Longowal (Deemed University), Punjab, India

The majority of electrical machines are designed to produce the rotary motion, there by exploiting the blessing of circularity which man has enjoyed since the discovery of the wheel. Electromagnetic forces may also be employed to produce the linear motion resulting in linear motion electrical machines. The performance of a high speed LIM is severely degraded by "End Effects". The paper ...

Simulation of Flux Density in a Hybrid Coil SMES using COMSOL Multiphysics

S. Roy[1], G. Konar[1]
[1]Power Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Energy storage is an essential component for hybrid power system using non-conventional energy resources. Batteries, compressed air energy storage, pumped hydro plants etc. have been developed for storage. However, these have demerits like losses involved in energy conversion and time delay. Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) can be a good alternative as it stores electrical energy ...

Three-Dimensional Modeling of Electrical Scanning Probe Microscopy Problems

G. Gomila [1], L. Fumagalli [2], R. Fabregas [3],
[1] Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC), Departament d’Electrònica, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
[2] School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
[3] Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC), Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Electrical scanning probe microscopy (SPM) techniques, such as electrostatic force microscopy, nanoscale impedance microscopy or scanning near field microwave microscopy, are a relatively new branch of microscopy techniques that can generate images of the nanoscale electrical properties of samples (conductivity, permittivity, charge, etc.). These techniques scan the surface of a sample ...

Finite Element Method based Investigation of IPMSM Losses

M. Schmidtner [1], C. Markgraf [1], A. Frey [1],
[1] University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany

INTRODUCTION: This paper investigates the design of IPMSM as drive motor for an electric race car in the competition called Formula Student. A key parameter for electrical motor is the power density which is very important for the performance of such race vehicles [1] to keep the overall mass small at high power. Furthermore, to run the motor at high power and to prevent it from overheating due ...

Multiple Solutions in the Theory of DC Glow Discharges

P. Almeida, and M. Benilov
Departamento de Física. Universidade da Madeira, Portugal

It was suggested long ago that a theoretical model of a near-cathode region in a DC glow discharge admits multiple steady-state solutions describing different modes of currrent transfer. Even the most simple self-consistent models should admit such multiple solutions. In the present work, these solutions have been calculated for the first time with COMSOL Multiphysics.