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MEMS & Nanotechnology Blog Posts

Video Lecture Series: Modeling Joule Heating with Thermal Expansion

September 15, 2020

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

January 21, 2020

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

October 10, 2019

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

March 8, 2019

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

February 28, 2019

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

April 20, 2018

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

April 3, 2018

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

January 29, 2018

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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