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Modeling a Rapid Detection Test in COMSOL Multiphysics®

21. Apr 2021

Curious about how exactly the rapid detection tests for COVID-19 work? Get a comprehensive explanation here, as well as 3 example models in COMSOL Multiphysics®. (Part 2 of 2)

An Introduction to the Physics of Rapid Detection Tests

20. Apr 2021

Rapid detection tests based on lateral flow assay (LFA), also called immunochromatographic tests, can be thought of as quite advanced, yet very robust, microlaboratories. (Part 1 of 2)

How Does This Lip Gloss Appear to Defy Gravity?

10. Sep 2020

We attempt to explain a mysterious, gravity-defying phenomenon involving a viral video, dielectric materials, electrostatics, and lip gloss.

Exploring the 4 Basic Modes of Electrophoresis

6. Aug 2020

Zone electrophoresis, moving-boundary electrophoresis, isotachophoresis, and isoelectric focusing. In most cases, the physics of new electrophoretic methods can be related back to these 4 modes.

Modeling and Simulation of Multiphase Flow in COMSOL®: Part 1

26. Mär 2020

Multiphase flow can be modeled on scales ranging from fractions of microns to tens of meters. Get an overview of the dispersed and separated multiphase flow models for different types of flow.

Developing a Silicon MEMS Chip for On-Demand DNA Synthesis

21. Jan 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.

Performing a Shape and Topology Optimization of a Tesla Microvalve

15. Nov 2019

1 Tesla microvalve model, 2 ways: The shape optimization features available in COMSOL Multiphysics enable you to improve simple designs inspired by more complex topology optimization results.

Speeding Up DNA Separation in a Microchannel via Simulation

9. Mai 2019

DNA separation takes a long time using traditional methods. Now, researchers from the Missouri University of Science and Technology have found a faster way to get the job done.

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