R. Balasubramaniam

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Condensing heat exchangers are important in many space applications for thermal and humidity control systems. The International Space Station uses a cooled fin surface to condense moisture from humid air that is blown over it. The condensate and the air are "slurped" into a system that separates air and water by centrifugal forces. The use of a cooled(More)
With enormous growth in the telecommunication industry, energy efficiency has become a critical issue. Base stations and the core network account for a large amount of energy consumption today. Traditional energy saving techniques switch some base stations off completely during light loads to save energy. This creates problems for the backhaul network and(More)
In this paper we use 3D simulations to study the amplitudes of random telegraph signals (RTS) associated with the trapping of a single carrier in interface states in the channel of sub 100 nm (decanano) MOSFETs. Both simulations using continuous doping charge and random discrete dopants in the active region of the MOSFETs are presented. We have studied the(More)
A common path interferometer (CPI) system was developed to measure the diffusivity of transparent liquid pairs. The CPI is an optical technique that can be used to measure changes in the gradient of refractive index of transparent materials. The CPI is a shearing interferometer that shares the same optical path from a laser light source to the final imaging(More)
A common-path interferometer (CPI) system was developed to measure the diffusivity of transparent liquid pairs by real-time visualization of the concentration gradient profile. The CPI is an optical technique that can be used to measure changes in the gradient of the refractive index of transparent materials. The CPI is a shearing interferometer that shares(More)
We report on experiments in which a more viscous fluid displaces a less viscous one in a vertical cylindrical tube. These experiments were performed using silicone oils in a vertical pipette of small diameter. The more viscous fluid also had a slightly larger density than the less viscous fluid. In the initial configuration, the fluids were at rest, and the(More)
In this paper we analyze the effects of the following phenomena associated with the thermocapillary migration of a drop. The first is the influence of Newtonian surface rheology of the interface and the second is that of the energy changes associated with stretching and shrinkage of the interfacial area elements, when the drop is in motion. The former(More)
The rapid expansion and subsequent detachment of a drop or bubble are examined in this paper. Establishing the hydrodynamics of the drop growth and detachment process has applications ranging from improving insight into nucleate pool boiling, to improving techniques used to characterize dynamic surface tension. Here, the growth and detachment dynamics of(More)
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