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Adhesive Particle Flow: A Discrete-Element Approach offers a comprehensive treatment of adhesive particle flows at the particle level. This book adopts a particle-level approach oriented toward directly simulating the various fluid, electric field, collision, and adhesion forces and torques acting on the particles, within the framework of a discrete-element(More)
The interactions between nanoparticles in high-temperature vapor-synthesis environments have important implications on their self-assembly into specific structures. We apply classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, with the Matsui-Akaogi interatomic potential, to study the interaction forces and the resulting dynamics between pairs of cooriented and(More)
Light-emitting diode (LED) efficiency has attracted considerable interest because of the extended use of solid-state lighting. Owing to lack of direct measurement, identification of the reasons for efficiency droop has been restricted. A direct measurement technique is developed in this work for characterization of biaxial stress in GaN-based blue LEDs(More)
We fabricated depth-type hierarchical CNT/quartz fiber (QF) filters through in situ growth of CNTs upon quartz fiber (QF) filters using a floating catalyst chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method. The filter specific area of the CNT/QF filters is more than 12 times higher than that of the pristine QF filters. As a result, the penetration of sub-micron(More)
We explore adhesive loose packings of dry small spherical particles of micrometer size using 3D discrete-element simulations with adhesive contact mechanics. A dimensionless adhesion parameter (Ad) successfully combines the effects of particle velocities, sizes and the work of adhesion, identifying a universal regime of adhesive packings for Ad > 1. The(More)
In contrast to van der Waals (vdW) forces, Coulombic dipolar forces may play a significant role in the coagulation of nanoparticles (NPs) but has received little or no attention. In this work, the effect of dipole-dipole interaction on the enhancement of the coagulation of two spherically shaped charge-neutral TiO(2) NPs, in the free molecular regime, is(More)
We explore adhesive loose packings of small dry spherical particles of micrometer size using 3D discrete-element simulations with adhesive contact mechanics and statistical ensemble theory. A dimensionless adhesion parameter (Ad) successfully combines the effects of particle velocities, sizes and the work of adhesion, identifying a universal regime of(More)
In this paper, an unstructured cell-centered second-order accurate finite volume method is presented for the computation of electrical conditions inside wire-plate electrostatic precipitators. The potential equation was discretized using a second-order accurate scheme by invoking a new type of special line-structure. The space-charge density equation was(More)
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