Adrian Porch

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In this paper we develop a simple model based on a leaky transmission line to assess the electrical performance of transparent current spreading layers for application to surface light emitting diodes. Figures of merit suitable for device design are obtained and these are applied to a range of material systems reported in the literature. These calculations(More)
Herein, we demonstrate a method for simultaneously quantifying the electric and magnetic properties of liquid systems confined within a capillary. This is based upon an optimized perturbation of a microwave-frequency coaxial resonator, chosen to maximize the spatial separation of the two fields and to minimize the depolarization of the liquid. A capillary(More)
Materials displaying the remarkable combination of high electrical conductivity and optical transparency already from the basis of many important technological applications, including flat panel displays, solar energy capture and other opto-electronic devices. Here we present the basic materials physics of these important materials centred on the nature of(More)
In this paper, a new type of microwave microfluidic sensor is proposed to detect and determine the dielectric properties of common liquids. The technique is based on perturbation theory, in which the resonant frequency and quality factor of the microwave resonator depend on the dielectric properties of the resonator. A microstrip split-ring resonator with(More)
Large crystallites of high purity zeolite rho were synthesized by controlled monitoring of the aging and heating period of the mother gel. The microwave conductivity of Rb-rho doped with up to 20 Rb atoms per unit cell was measured over the temperature range 15-300 K, and the structures of three of the samples were examined through Rietveld analysis of(More)
We present a method of making low-loss split-ring resonators (SRRs) for microfluidic sensing at microwave frequencies using silver-coated copper wire. We show that a simple geometric modification and the use of square cross-section wire give greater electric field confinement in the capacitive region of the resonant sensor. We use a combination of(More)
In microwave chemistry there is a common misconception that small, highly conducting particles heat profusely when placed in a large microwave electric field. However, this is not the case; with the simple physical explanation that the electric field (which drives the heating) within a highly conducting particle is highly screened. Instead, it is the(More)
The catalytic behavior of zeolite catalysts for the ammonia-based selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of nitrogen oxides (NOX) depends strongly on the type of zeolite material. An essential precondition for SCR is a previous ammonia gas adsorption that occurs on acidic sites of the zeolite. In order to understand and develop SCR active materials, it is(More)
Herein we present a technique for performing complex permittivity measurements with an overmoded, evanescently perturbed coaxial resonator at microwave frequencies. The design of a noninvasive electromagnetic coupling structure, which allows transmission measurements to be taken from one end of a resonant section of coaxial cable, is discussed in detail.(More)