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Adaptive coupling of resonators for efficient microwave heating of microfluidic systems

Abduljabar, Ali, Choi, Heungjae ORCID:, Barrow, David ORCID: and Porch, Adrian ORCID: 2015. Adaptive coupling of resonators for efficient microwave heating of microfluidic systems. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 63 (11) , pp. 3681-3690. 10.1109/TMTT.2015.2478004

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An electronically adaptive coupling technique is presented for a microwave microstrip resonator to improve the efficiency of liquid heating in a microfluidic system. The concept is based on feeding the resonator with two synchronized inputs that have a variable phase shift between them. A Wilkinson power divider and phase shifter were designed and fabricated for this purpose. Both simulation and measurement (using chloroform as an exemplar liquid) demonstrated that the adaptive coupling can be used to optimize the heating efficiency of the liquid.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISSN: 0018-9480
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 5 September 2015
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 22:57

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