PHOTOTHERMAL AND MICROWAVES APPLIED RESEARCH

Team leader: Dorin Dadarlat (PhD)
Projects
  • Nr 1-RO-FR/2011 (PN–II–ID–JRP–2011–1) "Laboratory convection experiments with internal, non-contact, microwave generated heating, applied to Earth’s mantle dynamics" (Project webpage)
  • PN II –ID-PCE-2011-3-0036 "High accuracy photopyroelectric calorimetry for magnetic nanofluids" (Project webpage)

Research highlights

Contact and non-contact photothermal techniques

Photopyroelectric calorimetry and spectroscopy and applications:

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  • development of theoretical aspects and particular detection cases;
  • design of various experimental set-ups;
  • applications: investigation of quality of various foodstuffs; detection of molecular associations in binary and isotopic mixtures; thermal characterization of composite materials, liquid crystals and ferroelectric materials; detection of phase transitions; PPE spectroscopy of solids.

Combined contact-noncontact (PPE-PTR) photothermal calorimetry:

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  • development of theoretical aspects and particular detection cases;
  • design of various experimental set-ups;
  • applications: thermal characterization of composite materials.

Microwaves processing and characterization of materials

Previous research projects

Development of microwaves methods for thermal processing,dielectric characterization of composite materials; group 1 Basic research regarding microwaves interaction with molecular and biomolecular systems at high frequencies (1GHz-325GHz:

  • microwaves power distribution measurements on specific cavities or environmental;
  • effects of the microwaves on plant grow;
  • medical applications.

Thermal and non-thermal processing of materials by microwaves power – including microwaves /RF plasma; Design and prototyping of microwaves equipments for microwaves high and low power applications:

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  • microwaves power applications : thermal processing, plasma induced;
  • transducers by microwaves emission/ reception;
  • embedded systems design;
  • microwaves circuit design (microstrip/slot, waveguide, cavities);
  • specific applicators/antennas;
  • signal detection (semiconductors and radiometric effects).

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